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Apple watches could soon replace student IDs on college campuses

Posted at 6:41 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 09:42:29-04

Students on some college campuses will soon have a reason to ask their parents for an Apple watch.

Students on big-name campuses like Duke University can now use their Apple watch as their student ID. That means they can buy books, grab a meal, and in some cases, access dorms with their watch.

If you don't have an Apple Watch, Apple says students can store their IDs in the Wallet App on iPhones.

The phones can then be used to access campus facilities.

Apple says it has plans to expand this program to Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara, and Temple universities by the end of the year.