iOS 16: your iPhone will soon replace the identity card in France | TechBuzz

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The France Identity Twitter account has just confirmed it: the identity card can be dematerialized on the iPhone from iOS 16. However, you will have to be patient: the first version of the application will only be available for a lucky few. ·his.

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The new identity card contains a chip // Source: Ministry of the Interior

Who has never noticed that by dint of carrying their identity card in their pocket or at the bottom of a abused wallet, it ended up not looking like much anymore? For iPhone users, a new option should help avoid this unfortunate situation.

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Ahead of Apple’s developer conference, WWDC 2022, the very official France identity Twitter account, in charge of promoting the future French digital identity application (still in beta on Android) published this tweet:

Does it seem that we should watch the #WWDC22 🕵️‍♂️😉

— France Identity (@france_identite) June 6, 2022

Many Internet users have logically seen the possibility, in the near future, of adding the new identity card to the Wallet thanks to its NFC chip. It was actually a teaser to announce the upcoming arrival of the app on iOS.

France identity soon in beta on iOS 16

After several days of silence, the France Identity account ended up lighten its intentions, confirming the information disclosed in a thread of the Parisian journalist Damien Licata Caruso.

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In this answer we can read two pieces of information:

  • iOS 16 will be able to read the NFC chip of the new identity card, thus allowing its dematerialization on iPhone.
  • The France Identity application will arrive on iOS 16 in beta. As on Android, it will be measured in order to “improve the quality and services offered” before its gradual opening.
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For the most curious of you, France Identity has even published the link of the layout allowing all this.

For the time being, it is still unclear whether integration with the Wallet application is in the cards or whether it will be necessary to simply go through the France Identity application. We will update this article as soon as we know more about this.

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As a reminder, iOS 16 should enter beta by July 2022, before a general public release in the fall of 2022, at the same time as the release of the iPhone 14.


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