Johns Hopkins University picked to pilot Apple Watch new student ID feature

BALTIMORE Md. (WMAR) - - Johns Hopkins University was among six schools chosen to be the first to pilot Apple Watch student ID feature. The announcement was made this week at WWDC in San Jose, California.

According to Apple's website, with watchOS 5, Apple Watch replaces the tractional Student ID cards. With just a raise of the wrist, students can gain access to places including the library, dorms, and events, and pay for snacks, laundry, and dinners around campus simply by adding their ID cards to Wallet on Apple Watch.

"Johns Hopkins University is delighted to be working with Apple to make it easier and more convenient for our students and faculty to access and make payments at locations on and around campus with J-Cards in Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch." Statement from Johns Hopkins spokesperson.      

Apple said the program launches with Duke, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma this fall. Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University, and Temple University will bring the capability by the end of the year.

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