Apple dreams iPhones to replace ID proofs & Passports in future
Apple has considered the possibility of using the iPhone as a form of identification for the user, with one proposed on-board secure storage system using RFID having the potential to use a smartphone as an alternative to a passport for travelers at ports.
According to some reports, Apple has recently submitted a patent application at the US PTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office).
Apple explains that drivers’ licenses and even passports could be replaced with such an implementation if it ever reaches mass production.
“In one embodiment, a computing device includes a short-range radio and a secure element. The computing device reads, via the short-range radio, a portion of credential information stored in a circuit embedded in an identification document issued by an authority to a user for establishing an identity of the user,” the patent reads.
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