Imagine if all you needed to do was wave your iPhone or Apple Watch a couple of times to take a flight, with the device handling your boarding card, identity, and immigration documents.

Your iPhone will be your passport

One of Apple’s many missions with the iPhone has always been to replace everything you have in your pocket.

Smart "Made for HomeKit" locks, Apple Wallet, Apple Card, and boarding passes mean the company now provides digital alternatives for most of the items you carry with you.

Why wouldn’t it replace your passport?

[ Further reading: The wireless road warrior’s essential guide ]

Way back in 2015, Apple Vice President Eddy Cue told us that replacing passports was one of the company’s ambitions. Governments are already exploring use of Apple’s devices to replace driving licenses.

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