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New Apple Patents Aimed at Improving Underwater UX, Screen Orientation

New Apple Patents Aimed at Improving Underwater UX, Screen Orientation

A pair of new patents filed recently by Apple hint that the tech giant is looking into how to make future iPhones fully functional while completely submerged underwater, and using the Face ID system to determine the device’s orientation. As AppleInsider reports, the first patent — titled “Underwater User Interface” — focuses on the usability…

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

Future Apple Watch May Get Touch ID for Biometric Authentication

According to a report from Israeli news site The Verifier, a future version of the Apple Watch is set to feature Touch ID for biometric authentication, as well as a few other new features, though we may have to wait until 2021. With the most recent release of the Apple Watch — Series 5 —…

Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

Apple Patent Describes Biometric Head Mounted Display

A patent filed by Apple with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details a future Head Mounted Display (HMD) system with interchangeable lenses, and biometric sensors that can identify the wearer. The patent lists a biometric sensor onboard the HMD, which could potentially be used for user authentication. The type of biometric sensor is not…

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Apple Patent Application Hints at Face ID for Mac Computers

Face ID could finally be on its way to MacBook and iMac computers. At least, that’s the takeaway from a newly published Apple patent application that details a “Light Recognition Module for Determining a User of a Computing Device.” While the language in the title is more generic, the patent essentially describes a facial recognition…

Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple Releases ARKit 3.5 with Lidar Support

Apple has released an updated version of ARKit, its augmented reality (AR) development tool, to now support the new lidar sensor found in the upcoming 2020 iPad Pro. ARKit 3.5 features a new Scene Geometry API that uses lidar’s capabilities — the measuring of distances using pulsed laser light — to create a 3D map…

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple Card Privacy Policy Changes to Share More Data with Goldman Sachs

Apple is changing the privacy policy of its Apple Card in order to share more user data with its financial partner, Goldman Sachs – but for many, that might be a good thing. Apple says that the data to be shared will be aggregate and anonymized, and is aimed at giving Goldman Sachs more clarity…

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

New Apple Products Include iPad Pro with Lidar Scanner

Apple has unveiled some new products including an update to its entry-level MacBook Air laptop, and a new iPad Pro that comes equipped with a lidar scanner, which would bolster the popular tablet’s augmented reality capabilities. The 3D depth-sensing lidar — which stands for Light Detection and Ranging — scanner uses pulsed laser light to…

Apple Files Patent to Protect Privacy by Tracking User’s Gaze

Apple Files Patent to Protect Privacy by Tracking User’s Gaze

Tech giant Apple has recently filed a patent for a technology that protects the user’s privacy by tracking their gaze. The tech is referred to in the patent as “Gaze-dependent display encryption”, and relies on facial recognition to determine if the device owner is the one looking at the screen, and eye tracking to determine…

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

iOS 14 Code Heralds Touch ID’s Return in Spring iPhone: Report

We now have perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Apple is planning to bring back Touch ID, care of allegedly leaked operating system code obtained by 9to5Mac. The code indicates that Touch ID will return in a new iPhone slated for release this spring, which is expected to be called either the iPhone SE 2…

Clearview AI’s Developer Account Suspended from Apple’s App Store

Clearview AI’s Developer Account Suspended from Apple’s App Store

Clearview AI has run afoul of yet another Silicon Valley titan. Apple has suspended Clearview’s developer account for behavior that violates the company’s App Store policy guidelines. The suspension specifically relates to Clearview’s alleged abuse of the Apple developer program, which allows companies to share an app internally. The feature allows developers to preview and…

Apple Receives Patent for Foldable iDevices

Apple Receives Patent for Foldable iDevices

A new Apple patent offers a more detailed look at a potential foldable device. The patent is one of a whopping 66 Apple patents recently granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and specifically describes techniques for the development of flexible cover sheets made of glass or some other ceramic material. According to the…

Apple Patent Details Possible Device Authentication System

Apple Patent Details Possible Device Authentication System

Apple has been exploring a system that would allow users to gain access to multiple IoT devices from a central hub. The details of the system are included in a patent application that was recently published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent depicts a head-mounted device that could be paired with other…

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more. The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it.…

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

According to a new report from German tech outlet iPhone Ticker, Apple is gearing up to re-introduce an updated version of its budget iPhone model in the form of the iPhone SE2 at an event at the end of March. The iPhone SE (Special Edition) was initially launched in 2016 by Apple as a more…

Nok Nok Welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Welcomes Apple to the FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Labs has formally welcomed Apple to the FIDO Alliance. The greeting confirms a news story that broke earlier in the week, which indicated that Apple had not only joined the Alliance, but would be taking on a leadership role as a member of the board. As one of the original co-founders of the…

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

One of the world’s most prominent tech companies has finally joined the FIDO Alliance. Apple has officially become the latest member of the organization, and will immediately step into a role as a board-level member alongside fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The news suggests that Apple is becoming more invested in the…

Rumor: High Commission Fees Hinder Apple Pay Negotiations in Israel

Rumor: High Commission Fees Hinder Apple Pay Negotiations in Israel

Apple has entered into negotiations that could bring Apple Pay to Israel. The tech giant is now in talks with Israeli banks and credit companies, although the two sides are currently at odds over Apple’s high commission fees, which are usually somewhere between 0.15 and 0.25 percent of each transaction. While those numbers may not…

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

Apple Patent Application Places Touch ID in the Crown of the Apple Watch

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application that would essentially turn the Apple Watch’s digital crown into a Touch ID sensor. The crown would stick out from the main body of the watch, and use light-transmission technology to guide an image of the user’s finger to a sensor located within…

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

2021 iPhone to Have Capacitive Touch ID-Enabled Power Button: Ming-Chi Kuo

A report from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will re-introduce Touch ID in a coming iPhone to be released in 2021. The power button on the device’s side will be capacitive and feature a fingerprint scanner, according to the Kuo’s report. Apple abandoned Touch ID and its use of biometric fingerprint…

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