Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of biometric authentication on Apple’s iPhones, and it looks like the company will stick with this system for the foreseeable future.
So, if last year’s iPhone X had a big impact on the mobile biometrics industry, what do the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR portend? To a degree, they just signal more of the same. Here’s why: