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All Three New iPhones Feature Face ID Biometric Authentication

All Three New iPhones Feature Face ID Biometric Authentication

“Nothing succeeds like excess,” Oscar Wilde wrote, and it’s a lesson Apple has taken to heart. The company has unveiled its newest iPhones, and one of them is the biggest smartphone (some would say “phablet”) that Apple has ever produced. First things first, though: The standard new iPhone is the iPhone Xs. No one was…

In-Display Touch ID Might Still Come to the iPhone

In-Display Touch ID Might Still Come to the iPhone

Various industry reports suggest that Apple is going all-in on facial recognition, but a newly published patent filing suggests that the company hasn’t entirely given up on fingerprint recognition. Essentially, the patent outlines a system that would use one or more light sources to image a user’s fingerprint. Because the light sources would clarify the…

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

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.…

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…

Touch ID’s Not Dead Yet, Suggests iPhone SE 2 Leak

Touch ID’s Not Dead Yet, Suggests iPhone SE 2 Leak

The first sequel to the iPhone SE won’t feature Face ID, but will have a glass back allowing for wireless charging, suggests a recent tweet from reputable leaker Ben Geskin. The succinct tweet was delivered with a render of the device indicating that it will retain the home button, and presumably Touch ID. It also…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Apple sparked the mobile revolution in 2013 with the launch of Touch ID, and since then biometric authentication has become a mainstream technology. Fingerprint sensors in particular became almost as ubiquitous on smartphones as front-facing cameras and microphones. Now, nearly five years since that fateful Cupertino keynote, the consumer mobile biometrics space is practically unrecognizable.…

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Apple is ditching Touch ID and bringing its new Face ID facial recognition system to next year’s iPad, according to a new Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the report asserts that Apple essentially wants to adapt the key design elements that make the new iPhone X stand out to its flagship…

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

Apple’s Face ID Is Put To The Twin Test

The iPhone X is starting to find its way into the hands of early reviewers, and they are putting its new Face ID system to the test. It’s one of the flagship features of Apple’s big new iPhone, and by positioning it as an authentication system that completely replaces its pioneering Touch ID fingerprint recognition…

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

Apple Says Face ID’s Accuracy Has Not Changed, Despite Report

A new report is claiming that Apple has compromised the security of its facial recognition system for the iPhone X – and Apple is flatly denying it. The Bloomberg report appears to be based a single anonymous source with knowledge of Apple’s production process, who asserts that Apple “relaxed some of the specification for Face…

Looks Like Apple is Abandoning Touch ID

Looks Like Apple is Abandoning Touch ID

Renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is now confident that Apple will abandon Touch ID in favor of its new facial recognition technology on all of next year’s iPhone models. The KGI Securities analyst expressed this view in a new note to investors, less than a month after a previous note in which he said the…

Leaked Apple Pay Cash Tutorial Video Showed Biometric Functionality

Leaked Apple Pay Cash Tutorial Video Showed Biometric Functionality

“The video showed how a user could open an Apple Pay app within its Messages app, enter an amount of money to transfer, and then confirm the payment with Touch ID or Face ID…” A new tutorial video from Apple posted to YouTube showed how to use Apple Pay Cash, Apple’s forthcoming P2P payments system.…

Children and Twins Bring Out Face ID’s Shortcomings

Children and Twins Bring Out Face ID’s Shortcomings

There’s a lot of hype over Face ID, the facial recognition system of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone X, but some of its shortcomings are already becoming clear. One is that it it struggles to recognize younger users, with Apple warning that kids under 13 don’t yet have sufficiently developed facial features to enable accurate identification. Twins…

Could Touch ID Still Make Its Sub-Display Debut?

Could Touch ID Still Make Its Sub-Display Debut?

“The method could point to how Apple might overcome the difficulties it reportedly experienced in trying to integrate its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into its new iPhone devices.” A newly granted patent may point the way toward a solution to Apple’s in-display Touch ID problem. The patent describes an alternative version of 3D Touch,…

Face ID: Exactly How Revolutionary Is It?

Face ID: Exactly How Revolutionary Is It?

Apple has created quite a stir with its unveiling of the iPhone X, and not least because of its Face ID facial recognition system. Together with Apple’s framing of the issue, and the media response it has provoked, casual observers might be led to believe it’s a revolutionary new technology. But facial recognition in general…

iPhone 8 Launches, Keeps Touch ID Alive

iPhone 8 Launches, Keeps Touch ID Alive

“One feature that hasn’t changed from the iPhone 7 is the iPhone 8’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature. And that’s important…” The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale today around the world. Since their announcement, the devices have lived somewhat in the shadow of the iPhone X, which offers a more substantial…

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