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Apple is bringing contactless student IDs to more universities this school year

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Aug 13, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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  1. Students at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Alabama, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, Duke University and Mercer University already have access to Apple’s contactless student IDs.

    Soon, they’ll be joined by students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Kentucky, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, the University of North Alabama and Chowan University.

    To use, simply hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near a card reader where physical student ID cards are accepted – both on and off campus. Credentials are protected by two-factor authentication, we’re told.

    Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services, said students across the country have already used the contactless ID cards to open more than four million doors on campuses and purchase 1.25 million meals.

    Apple is using the opportunity to bake in support for CBORD, Allegion and HID, some of the top names in campus credential verification, so even more students will be able to add their IDs to Apple Wallet.

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,118   +2,406

    If one is prone to losing one's ID, then I think one would also be prone to losing one's phone. :confused:

    Oh, wait! I forgot. There are those who's phone has become permanently attached to their bodies. :laughing:
    p51d007 and lexster like this.
  3. FF222

    FF222 TS Addict Posts: 186   +114

    I guess Android users had this option for 5-8 years now
    lexster likes this.
  4. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,363   +1,001

    And if my battery dies?
    onestepforward and lexster like this.
  5. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,004   +1,271

    Yep, I call it the PIH syndrome.... "phone in hand".
    I've seen videos of people knocked down by cars in crosswalks, bump into walls & windows, fall into fountains, bump into each other, fall down stairs, but they've got a suction grip, on that phone!
    wiyosaya likes this.
  6. onestepforward

    onestepforward TS Booster Posts: 112   +42

    Wow, that's almost as long as Apple provides updates to their devices, unlike any Android OEM.

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