Apple is currently working in a lot of technology domains, however, their upcoming release of iPhone 12 is going to be the best of all. The tech giant is planning to change the game of ID verification for once and for all. You don’t need to carry your driving license and passport everywhere you go now. The company is trying to come with some sort of digital ID verification system which will remove all such outdated systems.
The latest patent released by the company focusses on this new system of digital ID verification. The series of patents titled “Providing Verified Claims of User Identity” explained how a user’s identity could be recorded, transmitted, and confirmed using a device. The Apple lover’s attempts at tying their personal identity with the brand might soon be able to take a literal turn.
Apple plans to launch the digital ID and replace passports
The patents did not use the term iPhone at all, they did refer repeatedly to “devices that could be any piece of technology”. This may mean that it can be a global ID. One of the patents explained that a user’s device such as a smartphone could contain their ID, and would be able to transmit it once the user verifies themselves on the device. For example, after using their fingerprint to unlock the iPhone, that would count as verification, and the smartphone would then let the ID stored on the phone to be used.
The patents also detailed features like opting-in to provide ID, and how data would be securely transmitted. The five patents were credited to six inventors, including Christopher Sharp and Gianpaolo Fasoli, who have previously worked on other technology related to data verification.
The idea is “not too far away” as some airports were already accepting mobile passports. So, the entire ordeal of this digital ID is to help people with most of the problems regarding document verification. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
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