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These 3 new iPhone features will amaze you- money to music, know what they can do for you

Apple is working on iOS 15.4 update and is set to provide three new iPhone features to users, including more functionality in Apple Music, Wallet App and NFC payment

By: AKASH DUTTA
| Updated on: Feb 03 2022, 12:43 IST
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Apple will add at least three new iPhone features on its iOS 15.4 update including more functionality in Apple Music, Wallet App, a new NFC payment system (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

After releasing iOS 15.3 on January 26, Apple started working on iOS 15.4 which will be brought out later this year. And if rumors are to be believed, this new update will bring three brand new iPhone features to you. These new features will see changes made to the Wallet app, Apple music and an inclusion of a new NFC payment technology. And not only that, there will be a couple of minor feature expansions and their use case will be increased. So read on to find out what all might be coming your way with this new update.

Apple iOS 15.4 update is currently out in beta version and is available for only the developers. Apple has been busy working on various updates for its devices. Recently, it added the universal control feature for Mac on macOS 12.3 and iPad on iPadOS 15.4 beta versions. This feature allows the keyboard and cursor of a single iPad or Mac to control each other or even multiple devices seamlessly. It seems like now, Apple is focusing on iOS and integrating some interesting features for the iPhone users. As per a report by MacRumors, this update should be available officially sometime later this year.

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New iPhone features coming in iOS 15.4

1. Wallet App to integrate Driver's License

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In 2021, Apple announced this new iPhone feature and said that it will be rolled out to the residents of select U.S. states. And this will be one of the new features to arrive with iOS 15.4. Through this, users can add their driver's license to the Wallet app on iPhone and Apple Watch. This will enable users a convenient and contactless way of proving identity and age. According to Apple, users can present this mode of ID in select airports first and it will be followed by more locations such as retails and venues. The feature should be rolled out to India soon as well. Since the Indian government already accepts digital ID for most purposes, its integration with the Wallet app will be smooth.

2. NFC Payments for iPhone

This was reported by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg a while back. Apparently Apple is working on a new payments service that will let iPhones accept payments with just a tap from debit or credit cards. This will be possible due to the NFC chip that is already present in iPhones. So, all a user has to do is let the person making payment tap the iPhone with the card and an instant transfer will take place. It still remains to be seen if this will be an independent feature or part of Apple pay.

3. Apple Music: Classical music streaming

In 2021, Apple acquired classical music streaming platform Primephonic. During the announcement, Apple said that it plans to launch a classical music streaming app in 2022 that will bring out the best features from Primephonic and will be added with more features and benefits. It does remain to be seen if it will be bundled with Apple Music or will cost extra.

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First Published Date: 03 Feb, 12:43 IST
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