Germany will use iPhone to replace identification card

29 Sep No Comments
On iOS 13, the NFC feature extends its scope of use. From here, the iPhone can do more than just pay for it. With the upcoming iOS 13 version, Apple will expand the NFC features towards the “era” of universal connections. This move by Apple makes NFC more versatile and more convenient than just used for shopping. According to Engadget, the German government is preparing to manage information such as passports and IDs using the iPhone using iOS 13 operating system. Specifically, Germans can use iPhone to scan citizenship information. They will then save this information on their phones and use them to check in at the airport or register for online applications. This helps authorities to monitor people more conveniently and quickly. It is expected that using iPhone instead of identity will take effect in September 2019 when iOS 13 officially launches. Along with that, the application called AusweisApp 2 developed by the German government will be launched to support this function. Germany is not the first country to use an iPhone to replace identity cards. According to The Verge, the Japanese government will also use the NFC feature on the iPhone to read and manage people’s identity cards. In addition, the British government said it had reached an agreement with Apple to launch Brexit application to store resident’s information with NFC. Many other countries have also contacted Apple to negotiate licensing for NFC technology. The prospect of iPhone becoming a powerful assistant in administrative management in many parts of the world is becoming a reality. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This technology helps devices such as phones, tablets, bluetooth speakers can exchange data with each other at short distances (about 4 cm) after touching each other without wires, 3G or Wi-Fi.