The German Federal Ministry of the Interior announced that residents will be able to add copies of passports to their iPhone via NFC.
To do this, they will have to download the AusweisApp2 application and read the mark on the document through it. The corresponding function will appear after the release of iOS 13.
An electronic passport will simplify the intensification on the Internet and airports.
Initially, Apple blocked the NFC chip on the iPhone so that it works only for contactless payments. In iOS 13, the company removed this limitation and now the iPhone can read NFC tags.
Apple still needs to approve an application that wants to get this opportunity. However, the current precedent means that in the future, residents of many countries will be able to add a copy of the passport to the iPhone. [9to5Mac]