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Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Evidence that Apple is planning to bring Face ID to its new smartphones this year continues to mount, this time thanks to a quarterly update from VCSEL supplier Lumentum. As a provider of vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, Lumentum is a key supplier for Apple’s flagship facial recognition system, which is designed to create…

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

Apple Patent Describes Face Recognition For Macs

A newly published Apple patent suggests the company has been exploring the possibility of using facial recognition for user identification on its Mac computers for a couple of years now. First filed in Q3 of 2016, the patent is primarily concerned with the creation of a depth map through a Mac’s embedded camera that could…

Icon Provides Latest Clue Concerning iPad Face ID

Icon Provides Latest Clue Concerning iPad Face ID

There’s now more evidence that Apple is planning to bring its Face ID authentication system to the next version of the iPad. The latest clue, like the last one, comes by way of a beta version of iOS 12, Apple’s mobile operating system. As 9to5Mac reports, someone has discovered an icon in iOS 12 that…

BioCatch Raises Concerns Over iOS 12 OTP Autofill Feature

BioCatch Raises Concerns Over iOS 12 OTP Autofill Feature

BioCatch is raising some red flags over one feature of iOS 12, Apple’s forthcoming operating system update for its mobile devices: In a new post on the BioCatch blog, the company says that the iOS 12 ‘OTP Autofill’ system ‘is a fraudster’s best friend.’ It’s a feature aimed at improving the user experience by automating…

Iris Biometrics Moving to Samsung’s Budget Phones

Iris Biometrics Moving to Samsung’s Budget Phones

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

Face ID Components Suppliers Optimistic About Shipments Thanks to Apple Device Demand

Face ID Components Suppliers Optimistic About Shipments Thanks to Apple Device Demand

“… one supplier involved in the VCSEL laser technology needed for Face ID, Win Semiconductors, posted revenues of about $149.47 million for Q2 of 2018, a 19.71 percent year-over-year increase.” A new industry report offers further evidence that Apple is planning to bring its 3D facial recognition system to all of its new iPhones and…

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…

Finisar Prepares to Open Texas Facility For Face ID Laser Production

Finisar Prepares to Open Texas Facility For Face ID Laser Production

One of Apple’s key components suppliers is getting ready to open a new production facility. In a statement announcing its upcoming factory opening, Texas-based Finisar explained that the 3D Sensing Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser technology to be produced by the facility is “used in a wide range of applications.” But the highest-profile of these…

Apple Granted Registered Trademark For Face ID

Apple Granted Registered Trademark For Face ID

Apple has been granted a registered trademark for its Face ID facial recognition system. It’s a symbolic development for Apple’s trailblazing authentication system. Since launching its infrared, 3D face scanning system with the iPhone X last autumn, Apple has shown every indication that it’s going to keep using this technology in future devices, with many…

Mobile Biometrics to Bolster Safari’s Password Manager

Mobile Biometrics to Bolster Safari’s Password Manager

With its upcoming annual update to its Safari browser, Apple is aiming to markedly improve security through the integration of a built-in password manager that will be paired with biometric security when used on an iPhone or iPad, according to a Computerworld report. The functionality comes by way of a new API that will allow…

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

JCB Now Supports Apple Pay in Taiwan

“The move comes soon after JCB enabled Google Pay in its home country, reflecting the company’s growing interest in novel payment technologies.” Japanese credit card company JCB is now supporting Apple Pay in Taiwan, the company has announced. JCB’s support in Taiwan comes in partnership with E.SUN Bank and Union Bank of Taiwan, with Taiwan…

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Payments to Norway

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Payments to Norway

Apple Pay has made it to Norway, launching in the country with the support of Nordea Bank, Santander Bank and Sbanken. The banks are allowing customers to upload their Mastercard, Visa, and debit cards to Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform. Meanwhile, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus says it’s extending Apple Pay support across Norway-based online merchants.…

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

Apple Patent Describes User Tracking For Macs and TVs

A newly revealed patent application from Apple suggests the company is exploring technology that would allow a device to track a user’s gaze, head position, hand gestures, face biometrics, and more. Newly published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, the patent was filed in Q4 of last year. It specifically concerns applications of its…

iOS 12 Will Support Multi-User Face ID

iOS 12 Will Support Multi-User Face ID

With the iOS 12 beta now rolling out, it’s becoming clear that Apple has reversed course on a previous policy restricting Face ID authentication to one user per device. As 9to5Mac reports, there is a new feature in the Face ID & Passcode Settings area of iOS 12 allowing users to “Set Up an Alternate…

FindBiometrics is Live From Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics is Live From Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

FindBiometrics is in Amsterdam this week for Money20/20 Europe, where we are reporting live from the conference floor on all the biometrics and identity-centric news from what’s billed this year as “The greatest FinTech show on Earth.” This year’s Money20/20 Europe  boasts over 5000 attendees, 1500 companies, and 400 speakers from 85 countries. Already, the…

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

“The patents also point to a certain level of technological expertise on Apple’s part that could still come into play in future devices.” Yet further evidence has emerged that Apple has been quietly exploring in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its iPhone devices. It comes by way of newly published filings with the US Patent and…

What Biometrics Announcements Can We Expect From WWDC 2018?

What Biometrics Announcements Can We Expect From WWDC 2018?

“…there’s now even more reason to speculate that Apple will seek to differentiate its high-end iPads with the integration of its expensive Face ID system.” Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is right around the corner, and speculation is mounting over what new gadgets could be revealed during the event. Most of the hype revolves around…

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Latest Apple Patents Cover Vascular Biometrics For iPhones

Future iPhones might get x-ray vision if a new Apple patent published May 15 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is any indication. The patent titled “Vein imaging using detection of pulsed radiation,” – which was published alongside 67 other patents – describes an infrared imaging method that enables a device to capture subcutaneous…

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