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Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shipment of wearable devices worldwide rose in the third quarter of 2019 to 84.5 million units, an increase of 94.6% from Q3 in 2018. Most of the growth in the market was driven by the increased demand for new hearables products, which accounted for…

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is continuing to refine its Face ID face scanning system, and may even be planning to bring it to its laptop and desktop devices. As Patently Apple reports, the new patent concerns gaze and head tracking. It outlines how infrared light can be used to track a user’s…

Future iPhone Could Have In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Future iPhone Could Have In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

There may be a version of next year’s iPhone that will come equipped with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, according to a recent report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report suggests that Apple representatives have arranged to meet with GIS, a Taiwanese manufacturer, to discuss the development of a future iPhone with an in-display…

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple Express Payments Come to London Transit

Apple and Transport for London (TfL) have announced the ability to use Apple’s Express Transit feature of Apple Pay with London’s entire transit network. With the Express Transit feature, Apple Pay users can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch against one of TfL’s transit terminals to pay for their ride, without the need…

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…

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple has officially received a patent for technology that could help to bring Face ID to the Apple Watch. The patent application was first published back in Spring of 2018, but is now one of 52 new Apple patents that has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the patent, the…

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo S5 smartphone in China, featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. Biometric security in smartphones has been a major focus for years now. Apple popularized fingerprint recognition when it the released Touch ID on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and since then most manufacturers have included some form…

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

Smart Water Bottle Leverages Biometric Data from Apple Watch

The HidrateSpark 3 water bottle unveiled three new color combinations that are now available exclusively through Apple.com and in Apple Stores across the U.S. Hidrate, the company behind the smart water bottle, uses its patented technology to help people track their water consumption by syncing the HidrateSpark 3 with the Apple Watch and the free…

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

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

Tech industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is reporting that Apple will release new iPad Pro models sometime in the first half of 2020. The new iPads will be equipped with a rear-facing camera system and time-of-flight technology to give the tablet 3D sensing capabilities. Kuo also predicts that Apple will be unveiling a new, low-cost model…

Apple Partners with VA to Give Veterans Access to Health Records on iOS

Apple Partners with VA to Give Veterans Access to Health Records on iOS

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has teamed up with Apple to give American veterans better access to their medical records. The two organizations have announced that the VA will now support the Health Records feature on the iOS Health app, allowing veterans to view their entire medical history when they sign in through…

Speech-to-Text API Market to Reach $4.1 Billion by 2024

Speech-to-Text API Market to Reach $4.1 Billion by 2024

According to a new report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Speech-to-Text Application Program Interface (API) market is set to grow from $1.6 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion by 2024, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.6% during the forecasted period. Some major factors fueling this growth have been the growing use of…

Leaked macOS Image Points to 16-Inch MacBook Pro with Dedicated Touch ID

Leaked macOS Image Points to 16-Inch MacBook Pro with Dedicated Touch ID

A leaked image in the recently released macOS Catalina 10.15.1 indicates that Apple is planning to release a 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro with a dedicated power/Touch ID key that is separated from the rest of the Touch Bar. The feature would give the MacBook Pro a hardware-based escape key, which would distinguish it…

Google Blog Post Details New ‘Biometric API’

Google Blog Post Details New ‘Biometric API’

Google has explained the shift to its ‘Biometric API’ in a new blog post on their Android Developers Blog. With the recent release of its latest flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4, Google has also released Android 10, the newest operating system, and debuted Face Unlock, its newest form of biometric authentication. The 3D facial recognition…

Patent Points to New Apple Pencil With Multiple Sensors

Patent Points to New Apple Pencil With Multiple Sensors

A new patent that was recently filed by Apple may indicate a future version of the Apple Pencil that will be equipped with a display screen and multiple sensors on board. The patent was filed with the the US Patent & Trademark Office on October 24th and shows plans to have contact, haptic, capacitive, touch, …

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It has been a smartphone-heavy week on Mobile ID World. Three of this week’s top stories are concerned with smartphone tech, and these all involve some of the most prominent brands in the industry. Samsung, for example, found its way into the news with a new patent describing a front-facing triple sensor system for a…

Apple Patent Shows How 3D Sensing Laser Tech Could be Turned to Users’ Fingertips

Apple Patent Shows How 3D Sensing Laser Tech Could be Turned to Users’ Fingertips

“Essentially, this would involve projecting lasers from inside a display toward its surface at a variety of angles, and analyzing the deflection of that light caused by a user’s fingertips.” A newly published patent application suggests Apple may be looking to VCSEL laser technology to enhance touchscreen interaction on future iPhones and iPads. VCSEL –…

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

Apple Receives Patent for Smart Ring Device

A new patent suggests that Apple could still be looking to add a smart ring to its rapidly expanding portfolio of wearable devices. The proposed ring would have wireless capabilities, and would come equipped with a processor, a power supply, and a microphone to deliver a collection of features comparable to the Apple Watch. Those…

Another Apple Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

Another Apple Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application for an optical imaging array that would allow for in-display fingerprint recognition. The array would be placed under the screen of a device like the iPhone or the iPad, and “oriented to receive light transmitted through the display in a direction generally opposite…

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