Apple patent filing envisions using an iPhone to prove one's identity


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A patent application filed by Apple with the USPTO last March, envisions using the iPhone as a "proof-of-identity." The USPTO published the application on Wednesday. Titled "Document importation into secure element," the filing details how an iPhone could use a short-range radio (NFC or RFID) to store a person's credentials that have been embedded inside a circuit. The latter would be placed in a document issued by an authority (such as a driver's license). The credentials stored in the handset, such as a person's name, address and birth date, could then be used as prove the phone owner's ...