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The Future Of The iPhone Digital Wallet

Formerly known as Passbook, Wallet is Apple’s answer to digitizing cards.

Benjamin Kerry & Gavin Lenaghan

With it, the credit cards, debit cards, transport tickets and even loyalty cards that are weighing your wallet or purse down can all be turned into virtual versions of themselves so that you can easily access them anytime, anywhere. Plus, with the addition of Apple Pay, you can easily pay for your next coffee without having to find the correct change.

With this year’s WWDC drawing closer, rumors are now beginning to circulate about what Apple might have in store not only for iOS 12 but for the way that it allows users to interact with their digital wallet in the very near future.

FROM PASSBOOK TO WALLET

When you’re in a hurry, it can be frustrating to trawl through your wallet or purse to try and find the correct payment or loyalty card. With that in mind and the fact that most of us tend to walk around with our smartphones glued to our hands, Apple devised Passbook which first appeared on iOS 6 in 2012.

A few years later, in 2015, Apple made a few major announcements to the payment system. Most notably, rebranding it to Wallet. The single app consolidates all of a user’s cards into one place, turning it into a payment-centric service. As part of this, users could also benefit from Apple Pay to make contactless payments in p


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