While Apple officially announced the new feature while talking about iOS 14, the new digital Car Key element as part of iOS is actually going to launch to the public when iOS 13.6 goes live at some point in the near future.
CarPlay is getting plenty of attention at this year's WWDC, including support for digital car keys.
Apple hasn't made the rumored "CarKey" ("Car Key") feature officially official just yet, but we know it's something the company has been working on for quite some time. And now a new report sheds quite a bit of light on what we should expect in the future.
We have been hearing about an upcoming feature called "CarKey" since early February of this year, and we're likely going to get the official story for the new feature at next week's all-online Worldwide Developers Conference.
We will have to wait until early June for Apple's all-digital Worldwide Developers Conference to see any official news about the next version of iOS, but until then we've got plenty of rumors to sift through. The latest deal with wallpapers and widgets.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the first developer beta of iOS 13.4.5, which is starting to reveal a few of its secrets.
According to code strings discovered in early iOS 14 code, Apple is likely working with German carmaker BMW on CarKey, an upcoming feature in iOS 13.4 that will let you lock, unlock and start compatible vehicles with your iPhone using the short-range NFC wireless standard.
While iOS 13.4 might not bring a whole host of new features to the table, it does add one new exciting element: CarKey.