Apple Could Rename The Wallet App’s iTunes Pass With iOS 15.5
Apple made the first beta of iOS 15.5 available to developers yesterday and while we’re still learning what’s changed, one tidbit has already been brought to the fore.
According to a new report, Apple is getting ready to rename the current iTunes Pass within the Wallet app, changing it to Apple Account Card.
While the change isn’t yet active in iOS 15.5, 9to5Mac has been able to find references to the switch over in the iOS 15.5 files. More than just a rebrand, the new Apple Account Card would theoretically allow Apple to turn the card into something more akin to Apple Card and other cards found in the Wallet app. That would allow it to be used via Apple Pay.
While the current iTunes Pass can be used to pay for items in Apple Stores, it requires that a QR code be scanned. With this change in place it’s thought that normal Apple Pay procedures would work instead.
As analyzed by 9to5Mac, iTunes Pass will become a new card called “Apple Account.” This card will be displayed in the Wallet app just like the Apple Card and the Apple Cash card. This way, instead of having to show the QR Code when shopping at an Apple Store, the user will be able to complete the purchase using Apple Pay.
Given the fact that this change isn’t yet available to those running the first iOS 15.5 beta it’s possible it might not ship by the time the update is made available to everyone. But it’s clear that changes are afoot and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled to see what they are, as and when they happen.