There is a new ticket-sharing feature in iOS 17.2, and the Apple Wallet is also improving upon the already robust features of its earlier iterations. Leading the way in the digital wallet market for a considerable amount of time, Apple Wallet allows users to keep event and boarding passes, credit, debit, and loyalty cards and passes all in one handy place.
The features that Apple Wallet already has are as follows:
Simple Apple Pay Integration: Make easy contactless payments using your stored credit or debit cards.
Using Apple’s cutting-edge security features: such as Face ID and Touch ID, for transactions is known as “secure authentication.”
Passbook Legacy: This app arranges your tickets, loyalty cards, and coupons while maintaining the features of the previous Passbook app.
Pass sharing: is now as easy as bringing two smartphones together thanks to a seamless sharing function that Apple Wallet brings with iOS 17.2. This feature mimics the simplicity of Apple’s NameDrop service.
However, Google Wallet, another major participant in this space, has changed a lot since it first introduced pass-sharing of its own. Offers from Google Wallet:
Broad Compatibility: Google Wallet is compatible with a wide range of devices, not just those made by Google, in contrast to Apple Wallet.
Flexibility in Payment: It accepts various credit and debit cards from international banks and organizations.
Integration of Rewards and Loyalty: Using an Apple Wallet-like interface, users can keep track of their rewards and loyalty cards within the app.
When comparing the two, Google Wallet takes pride in its wider compatibility and accessibility. In contrast, Apple Wallet’s new functionality in iOS 17.2 simplifies the process of distributing passes with a more user-friendly, proximity-based approach. While both digital wallets provide a safe and practical way to maintain your passes and credit cards digitally organized, they are more tailored to the ecosystems in which they operate.
Apple Wallet is more tightly integrated into the iOS environment, while Google Wallet provides a more adaptable option for users across various platforms and devices.
As digital wallet technology progresses, Apple Wallet and Google Wallet are also constantly changing and adding features that improve user experience and convenience.