These states can legally store ID, driver’s license in Apple Wallet with iOS 15
However, there wasn’t much information for whether this was going to be possible nationwide, or only in certain states—as it’s not merely software that’s involved, but the consent of individual state authorities is also necessary.
The first states that have accepted and will begin welcoming this new digital form of IDs as soon as iOS 15 is released, are Georgia and Arizona. After them, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah, are to follow close behind.
The iPhone 13 and likely iOS 15 are coming on September 14
The Apple Wallet may eventually also replace passports at airports
David Pekoske (TSA Administrator) says, “This new and innovative mobile driver’s license and state ID initiative with Apple and states around the country will enable a more seamless airport security screening experience for travelers.”
Googdbye, plastic; Hello, … well, nothing, because you had an iPhone to begin with
In a statement regarding the update on the 8 states now on board, Apple’s vice president of the Apple Wallet (yes, that’s a thing) declared that “The addition of driver’s licenses and state IDs to Apple Wallet is an important step in our vision of replacing the physical wallet with a secure and easy-to-use mobile wallet.”
Apart from allowing you to carry your ID and driver’s license, the Apple Wallet of iOS 15 will also be able to hold your HomeKit keys, making home access to HomeKit users much simpler, without having to open up a separate app.