In June last year, Apple previewed the “digital key” function based on the Apple Wallet wallet application at the WWDC 2021 Global Developer Conference. In December, the Kaido Hotel first announced the support of the Apple Wallet “digital room key” function.
On Tuesday, the technology reporter Rich Demuro shared a 56 -second short video on the oil pipe, which introduced the full process of completing the check -in through the iPhone in detail.
iOS 15 / WatchOS 8 has supported hotel key functions
As a pilot function that is gradually launched, although we cannot quickly use the iPhone/ Apple Watch everywhere, this demonstration has given us quite high expectations.
In addition to adding a room number key to the mobile phone, Rich Demuro also showed how to use this “digital key” to unlock the floor access and eventually stay in the guest room.
By default, the fast unlock mode also allows users to put the iPhone near the correct door lock to unlock the hotel rooms they book, without unlocking the device in advance.
Room Key in Apple Wallet Demo -Rich Demuro (VIA)
In December 2021, Kaudo has provided this service in six hotels in Illinois, Florida, Hawaii, Texus, and California.
However, in addition to the room key, Apple also reached a cooperation with the state government to store digital ID cards and verified COVID-19 vaccination cards in the application of wallets.