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Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

Apple has shared the programming schedule for the 2020 edition of its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The 31st iteration of the event will be entirely digital due to COVID-19, and is scheduled to run from June 22-26. The Special Keynote and the Platforms State of the Union presentation will both take place on June 22.…

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

Enhanced TrueDepth System Could Improve iPhone Biometrics

A new Apple patent suggests that the company is still working to enhance its sophisticated facial recognition technology. The patent describes a compact, next-gen apparatus for Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. This is the component of the iPhone that powers Apple’s Face ID authentication system, projecting a grid of infrared light onto a user’s face in…

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook Secures Messenger App with iPhone Biometrics

Facebook is looking to strengthen the security of its popular Messenger app on iOS devices. The social media giant is now testing a new authentication feature that would force users to confirm their identities before gaining access to their messages. The updated app would support both Face ID and Touch ID in addition to a…

New iPhone 13 Rumors Hint at Possible USB-C Connector

New iPhone 13 Rumors Hint at Possible USB-C Connector

The Japanese site Mac Otakara has shared a mockup of what is ostensibly supposed to be the iPhone 13. The design is based on leaked schematics obtained through sources at Alibaba. If the designs do eventually prove to be accurate, the iPhone 13 will be a 5.5″ device with ultra-thin bezels and no notch. It…

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

iOS Beta 13.5 Lets Users Wearing Face Masks Skip Biometric Authentication

Apple has released the latest beta version of iOS 13, which includes an adjustment to the Face ID biometric authentication system in which if a user is wearing a face mask they can skip the process and go straight to the passcode screen. The change comes at a time when a growing number of people…

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

Another outlet is predicting that Apple could introduce in-display Touch ID as early as this year. The latest rumors come courtesy of Economic Daily News (EDN), and specifically concern Apple’s anticipated 5G iPhone. According to EDN, at least one of Apple’s high-end 5G iPhones could offer in-display fingerprint authentication, which would be delivered through a…

Report: Apple to Delay Mass Production of iPhone 12 Due to COVID-19

Report: Apple to Delay Mass Production of iPhone 12 Due to COVID-19

A new rumor suggests that iPhone 12 handsets could be in short supply when the new phone debuts later this year. COVID-19 has disrupted Apple’s usual supply chain and manufacturing operations, so the tech giant is reportedly planning to delay the mass production of its next handheld device. However, it is worth noting that that…

Apple Files Patent for Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Apple Files Patent for Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Apple is continuing to explore different possibilities for in-display fingerprint recognition. The latest rumors come courtesy of a patent application that was filed with the European Patent Office, which details an “under-display optical fingerprint sensor with narrow field-of-view (NFV) collimator and a thin-film transistor (TFT)-based organic imager.” In plainer terms, the system combines a collimator…

Face ID to Return in iPhone 12: Leaker

Face ID to Return in iPhone 12: Leaker

An ostensibly leaked design image for the forthcoming iPhone 12 suggests that Apple is sticking with biometric facial recognition for its main line of smartphones, even if its latest device uses fingerprint scanning instead. The image comes by way of Jon Prosser, a leaker who previously forecasted the date of the launch of the iPhone…

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Apple has announced the launch of the iPhone SE and with it signalled the official return of Touch ID to the tech giant’s wildly popular line of smartphones. The biometric fingerprint authentication system was featured in Apple’s phones from its debut in the iPhone 5S in 2013 all the way to 2017’s iPhone 8 and…

Apple Appears to Leak Name of iPhone Anticipated to Launch This Month

Apple Appears to Leak Name of iPhone Anticipated to Launch This Month

The name of an upcoming iPhone expected to launch later this month with Touch ID on board was leaked by Apple this week on a page on the company’s site advertising a screen protector for the device. The ‘iPhone SE’, as it appears to be called, will be released by Apple as a low-cost addition…

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 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…

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…

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…

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