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Apple Reportedly Has 'Sole Discretion' In Its Digital ID Card Rollout

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Apple  (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report will reportedly have “sole discretion” in its digital ID card rollout.

CNBC reported that the iPhone-maker will have a “high degree of control over the government agencies responsible for issuing identification cards.”

"The end result is that states bear the burden of maintaining technology systems at taxpayer expense," CNBC reported. "A move that ultimately benefits Apple and its shareholders by making its devices even more essential than they already are."

On September 1, Apple announced the name of eight states that are adopting driver’s licenses and state IDs in the Apple Wallet. Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are those states.

“The addition of driver’s licenses and state IDs to Apple Wallet is an important step in our vision of replacing the physical wallet with a secure and easy-to-use mobile wallet,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet.

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