There’s a good possibility you’ll need documentation of a COVID-19 vaccine to get into some places. And Apple is trying to save you the trouble of hunting out an email or carrying a physical card in your wallet. As part of a future iPhone software upgrade, the firm will include verified COVID-19 immunization cards to Wallet. The functionality will leverage the worldwide SMART Health Cards standard (which is already in use in some states) to generate vaccination evidence, sign it with a private key, and generate a public key to validate your information.
The Health app in iOS 15, which Apple just launched, now supports the same standard for storing verified immunization and test results. You will get your records via QR codes, downloaded files, or through healthcare professionals that utilize Health Records on iPhone.
Apple promises that all of your information will remain private. Your imported or shared records will not be accessible to the firm. And all data must be encrypted and securely kept when transmitted elsewhere. Your vaccination card, as well as how you’ve used it, will remain hidden from the digital giant. You can exchange data with “authorized” third-party apps on a one-time basis only.
Apple has not stated when the card upgrade would be available in Apple wallet. If the idea of revealing your immunization status with a music venue or restaurant makes you nervous. This isn’t for you. However, it should at the very least speed up the procedure, which is critical when you’re already late for a concert.
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