Apple today announced that it is expanding the availability of contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet to several new universities. This comes just in time for the start of the 2019 school year, with Apple announcing that the expansion means more than 100,000 students will be able to access the ID from the iPhone and Apple Watch.
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Here are all of the new universities that support student ID access through the Apple Wallet:
Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, The University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama and Chowan University will soon be able to use their Apple Wallet student IDs to recover in dormitories, buy lunch and more.
Students at these schools will be able to add IDs to the Apple Wallet, allowing easy access from the iPhone and Apple Watch. When students add their student IDs to Apple Wallet, they can hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a reader of any accepted physical student ID cards, including dorms, restaurants and more.
Apple Pay's Jennifer Bailey claimed the growth of Apple's partnership with universities:
"We are excited to increase the growing number of schools that make it easier to get around campus than ever with the iPhone and Apple Watch," Jennifer Bailey said , Apple's Vice President of Internet Services. “We know that students love this feature. Our university partners tell us that since the launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campus by just pressing the iPhone and Apple Watch. ”
Apple first supported Apple Wallet student cards with iOS 12 and watchOS 5, with launch partners including Temple University, Duke University and more. This is a remarkable extension of the function, just in time for the 2019-2020 school year.
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