iOS 13 is a big change in many aspects and, although we won’t notice a clear difference in design, except for the dark mode, there are many small new features that will make our everyday life much more comfortable . Among the more than 100 hidden features of iOS 13 there is one that can be really useful for users: the possibility to use NFC for more than just paying with Apple Pay.
We have already devoted an article to commenting on all the new developments that would lead to the opening of the NFC in iOS 13, but one of them seems to be of more than normal interest to the governments of different countries. Thanks to iOS 13 you can scan your ID card or passport using your iPhone’s NFC reader.
Until now it was known that both the UK and Japanese governments had been in contact with Apple to open up the NFC on their iPhones to certain applications. We now know that this feature will be open to developers with iOS 13 and the German government has also confirmed that they are working on it.
According to Macerkopf, the German government has been delighted with this step taken by Apple:
” The Federal Ministry of the Interior welcomes this important step. This will soon enable users of Apple mobile devices to benefit from digital government applications such as ID, ePass and eVisum as well as in-person checks at international airports. Germany and many other states have been in contact with Apple for a long time .
This is undoubtedly a great step forward that will allow certain official government applications to allow citizens to identify themselves much more easily . Hopefully, this type of app will also reach more countries like Spain.