Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards

Jon Fingas
Associate Editor
Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards

iOS 13's newly expanded NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway . Germany is taking advantage of the upcoming software's support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You'll need to wait for both the release of iOS 13 (likely in September) and the German government's AusweisApp2 to make everything work, but this might just save you the trouble of pulling out your wallet to prove who you are.