BMW was the first to integrate the iPod into its vehicles, the first to offer wireless Apple CarPlay and now the first to introduce support for BMW Digital Key stored securely in the Apple Wallet for iPhone.
BMW Digital Key for iPhone.
The new BMW digital key for iPhone will allow customers to simply tap to unlock the vehicle and easily get going by placing the iPhone on the smartphone tray and pressing the home button. The setting of the digital key can be done via the BMW Smartphone app. The car owner can also share access with up to 5 friends, including a configurable car access option for young drivers that restricts maximum speed, power, maximum radio volume and more. Access management can be done from inside the car, as well as through Apple Wallet.
Additional features of the new digital key include:
Wide availability of BMW and iPhones models.
BMW announces the availability of Digital Key for iPhone in 45 countries on a wide range of models: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 if manufactured after 1 July 2020. Compatible iPhone models will be iPhone XR, iPhone XS or later, and Apple Watch Series 5 or later.