An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week's Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in the world of mobile identity, but in Mobile ID World’s latest roundup of top stories, Apple took the biggest slice of reader attention, as it sometimes does.

What’s a bit more surprising is that two of Apple’s three highly popular articles concern one of its less popular (in relative terms) products: the Apple Watch. The first of these details a new patent describing how Apple’s flagship wearable device could integrate Face ID, the iPhone’s sophisticated facial recognition-based authentication system:

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Meanwhile, the Apple Watch as it exists today was in the news thanks to Invitae, which announced the launch of a clinical research platform that draws on biometric data collected through Apple’s wearable device:

Invitae’s Clinical Research App Combines Apple Watch Data with Genetic Testing

Finally, moving away from the Apple Watch, but returning to Apple speculation, renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was once again raising eyebrows with a new prediction about what might be in store for future Apple products – in this case new iPhones and iPads that he anticipates will hit the market in the first half of next year:

Ming-Chi Kuo Anticipates New iPhones and iPads in First Half of 2020

As for Mobile ID World’s top non-Apple news, readers were once again interested in the subject of biometric smart cards. Our latest in-depth feature for Biometric Smart Cards Month delivered a timeline of major events in this space, with a strong focus on biometric payment cards in particular:

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

And the fifth entry in this week’s roundup of top articles touches on the Internet of Things, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence, all of which are relevant to a new partnership between Aerendir and SiFive:

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.