Apple wants you to get rid of your physical driver’s license and passport, Patents point towards it

Since the launch of the Wallet app and Apple Pay, Apple has been slowly trying to rid the world of the physical wallet and all of the items you carry inside. It appears that, now that Apple Pay has grown into mass adoption across the world, the company is turning its eyes to the drivers license and the passport.

Reported by AppleInsider, Apple has filed a number of patents titled “Providing Verified Claims of User Identity” which focus on authenticating a user’s identity digitally with a device.

“A device implementing a system for using a verified claim of identity includes at least one processor configured to receive a verified claim including information to identify a user of a device,” says one such application, “the verified claim being signed by a server based on verification of the information by an identity verification provider separate from the server, the verified claim being specific to the device.”

Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s Vice President of Internet Services and Apple Pay, previously said in an interview that, while the company is expecting identification methods such as drivers licenses and passports to become digital at some point, they do not see that happening in the near future.

“Identity, to be legal, it has to be government, it has to be authenticated by the government,” she said in 2019. “We see, across the globe, many countries starting to use mobile to add a passport. “You may use a mobile passport when you’re going through airports today, and so it is moving and I think it will continue,” she added. “So it’s not too far away, it just won’t be as fast as some of the other activities we have.”

The patent applications filed could apply to much more than just a driver’s license and passport. Apple could also use the technology to digitize virtually any identification card, allowing users to store all of their forms of identity securely on their Apple devices.

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