Replace your Student ID with an iPhone or Apple Watch at Duke, Alabama and Oklahoma universities

Replace your Student ID with an iPhone or Apple Watch at Duke, Alabama and Oklahoma universities
At its WWDC event in the summer, Apple promised new features coming to its Wallet app in the fall. One of those was the ability to only use your iPhone or Apple Watch around campus, and that goes both for payments and for access at various locations that heretofore would have required your Student ID card or pass.

Well, the company just came out with a press release that it has activated the option at Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma. Students there will be able to access dorms and dining halls, gyms and libraries, along with campus events or attending class. 

They will also be making purchases from the campus retail shops and bookstores and paying for laundry and items from vending machines. All from the comfort of their iPhones or Apple Watches. The pilot rollouts will continue with Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara and Temple Universities "by the end of this school year."


source: Apple


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3 Comments

1. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Eventually, prominent universities and schools will offer this kind of access. This is cool.

2. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

These are the kind of things which gets people to buy iPhone.

3. andynaija

Posts: 1253; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

So how does this function, is it via NFC?

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