Apple’s update to its Core NFC framework for iOS 13 will include support for reading passports and ID documents, chip checker app maker Innovalor has confirmed to NFC World.
Innovalor’s ReadID app is used by the UK Home Office for its EU Exit: ID Document Check app and by European banks including Rabobank, ING, de Volksbank and DNB for customer ID verification. Until now, however, the app has only been available for Android NFC phones as Apple has not previously provided support for the functionality.
“I can confirm it works,” CEO Maarten Wegdam told NFC World. “We tested with UK passports, and no problems.”
“It is now possible to read the RFID chips that are in e-passports and identity cards using iPhones.”
The move will make it possible for iPhone users to provide official proof of their identity when signing up for services like a new bank account, without needing to make an in-person visit to a bank branch or other service provider.
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