You can pay for admission to national parks with Apple Pay starting in September

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Apple Pay is less than a year old, but it’s already coming to the federal government. Starting in September, you’ll be able to use it to pay for some government services, including national parks, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today. Cook, who is speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, said Apple Pay would integrate with a range of government services. Government employees’ procurement cards will integrate with Apple Pay, Cook said. Apple is also working to integrate Apple Pay with Social Security and veterans’ benefits.

Cook said Apple was determined to end our reliance on physical wallets. “We can imagine a day the not-so-distant future when your wallet becomes a remnant of the past,” he said. “Your…

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