New York (The Verge) — Apple’s tap-to-use student IDs let pupils buy food and badge into their dorms theverge.com/2019/8/13/2080….
Apple has a way for students to integrate their ID cards into their iPhones and Apple Watches so they can buy a sandwich without the need for their physical ID card. Apple is expanding the program to 12 universities so more students can use the technology.
The expansion comes as Apple builds more uses for Apple Pay and Wallet, including last week’s launch of the Apple Card and a test that lets commuters use Apple Pay at some bus and subway stations in New York City’s MTA. Apple wants to encourage users to adopt Apple’s payment services and, in doing so, have more difficulty leaving Apple’s walled garden. Apple said in July that iPhone sales are now less than half of Apple’s revenue, so the company needs its growing services business to bring in the money that the iPhone business doesn’t. — Jay Peters/@verge