More UK banks now show transaction history and balance in Apple Wallet

iOS 17.1 added capability for banks to show balance and full transaction history for cards added to Apple Wallet. Now more UK banks are presenting this information:

  • Barclays
  • Barclaycard
  • First Direct
  • Halifax
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds
  • M&S Bank
  • Monzo Bank
  • NatWest Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland


Apple issues beta 3 for iOS 17.1, watchOS 10.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1

Next round of beta versions is available for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, watchOS 10.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1. Xcode did not get any new beta versions yet. Neither was visionOS beta updated. tvOS 17.1 remains on beta 2 too.

watchOS 10.1 beta seem to cause battery draining issue on connected iPhone.

iOS 17.1 beta 3 improves Action Button behavior while kept in the pocket. iOS 17.1 will also fix radiation levels for iPhone 12 in France (Apple also published an article explaining regulator complaints).

Another addition is support for full transaction history on first US bank – Discover (following UK banks).

Some users report Wallet app crashing in this beta.

Apple Support: Understanding iPhone 12 and SAR testing in France

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Apple launches next round of beta releases for iOS 17.1 and other platforms

Apple launches next round of beta versions for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, watchOS 10.1 and tvOS 17.1.

watchOS 10.1 to bring ability to use Double Tap gesture on Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. NameDrop coming to watchOS 10.1 too.

iOS 17.1 brings couple of updates to Apple Music app, AirDrop transfer continuation via Internet.

But most notable addition is capabilities to see up to date card balances and transaction history for supported bank accounts. Feature is currently available for users with UK bank accounts.

No corresponding Xcode beta is published yet.

Apple Developer: Get ready with the latest beta releases

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Digital ID could be used by participating businesses this fall

This fall businesses will be able to accept digital ID stored in Apple Wallet to verify customers. This could be used to verify identity or just customer's age. Biometric authentication will be required to access ID.

Starting this fall, businesses will be able to accept IDs in Apple Wallet — no additional hardware needed. This will streamline their ability to securely check a customer’s age in person for things like alcohol purchases, or to verify a customer’s identity at checkout for car rentals, and more. To seamlessly and securely present their ID in Wallet to an enabled business, users simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near the business’s iPhone. Users will be shown what information is being requested and whether the receiving party will be storing the information. Users will then be asked to authenticate and consent by using Face ID or Touch ID.

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Apple Newsroom: Apple previews new features coming to Apple services this fall


Apple launches Apple Card Savings account

Apple starts rollout for Apple Card Savings account. New high-yield APY of 4.15 percent savings account is backed by Goldman Sachs.

Apple Card Daily Cash could be automatically deposited to Savings account. Also, users could manage their account directly from Wallet app. There is a maximum limit for the account – $250,000.

New savings account available directly in Apple Wallet app might bring more users to Apple Pay.

Apple Newsroom: Apple Card’s new high-yield Savings account is now available, offering a 4.15 percent APY

Apple Wallet Car Keys could now be shared with Google Pixel

Car Key introduced several years ago is yet not widely adopted by car manufactures (in some degree due to chip shortages in recent years) and was iPhone only feature for some time. Now these electronic keys could be shared with Google Pixel phone owners and other Android phones to follow soon.

Reference: You can now share your car key in Apple Wallet with Android users, starting with Google Pixel

Colorado residents now could add their IDs to Wallet

Another state is now joining the Arizona and Maryland. Colorado residents now could use Wallet app to keep their driver license or state ID in digital form. There is a catch though.

The Department of Revenue says that the Wallet ID is designed to be a companion to the physical driver's license or ID, and it is not a replacement. Coloradans must continue to carry their physical driver license or ID with them, and the Wallet ID can only be used at airports. 


Interestingly, Apple's home state of California is not even on the list of states which are working on making ID available in Wallet.

Reference: iPhone Users in Colorado Can Now Add IDs to Wallet App

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #49

Another weekend is coming with big pack of interesting articles for developers.

And that is it for this week. Come back next week for more great reads!