Touch ID

Is Apple Working on a Biometric TV Remote?

Is Apple Working on a Biometric TV Remote?

A new patent application suggests that Apple may be preparing to bring its Touch ID system to the Apple TV remote, reports Patently Apple. The patent depicts a remote control device with a single button in its center that features an embedded fingerprint sensor; and it’s used to operate a connected television set. The sensor…

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

Apple is the key pioneer behind the mobile biometrics revolution, which it launched with the introduction of its Touch ID system in 2013. Now, with rival Samsung establishing itself as another biometrics innovator in its promotion of mobile iris scanning, Apple is facing pressure to reassert itself in this technological field. Yet little is known…

Video Purportedly Shows Rear-Mounted Touch ID on iPhone 8

Video Purportedly Shows Rear-Mounted Touch ID on iPhone 8

This year’s big new iPhone will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, suggests a leaked video purportedly showing the device in quality testing. The video depicts a worker interacting with what appears to be an iPhone; when the worker presses a finger on the rear of the device, lines of code or some other kind of…

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

First unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the HomePod represents the next branch in Apple’s product line. It’s aimed at competing with devices like Amazon’s Echo, offering users what is essentially an immobile robot assistant – you can ask it to play music, to dim connected smart lights, even to offer a traffic update…

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

The HomePod firmware code dump is quickly turning into Apple’s Panama Papers, with respect to leaks pertaining to this year’s new iPhone. To recap: Code for the HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, was mistakenly posted online at the end of last month, and developers were quick to trawl it for hints about features in…

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

Newly discovered code for Apple’s HomePod firmware suggests that the next iPhone could be able to recognize your face even if it’s lying on a nearby table. It’s another finding from what’s turning into a trove of information – albeit largely unconfirmed info – from code meant for developers working with Apple’s forthcoming smart home…

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Another dive into Apple’s HomePod code has turned up a new pearl: Apple appears to be bringing facial recognition to Apple Pay. The new findings come immediately after the revelation that lines of code for the firmware of HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub device, appear to refer to an infrared facial recognition capability in…

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

Lines of code for the firmware of Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, the HomePod, appear to offer further evidence that Apple is planning to incorporate infrared facial recognition into this year’s new iPhone. Revealed in a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the code features references to ‘face detection’ and ‘infrared capture’ with respect to a…

Touch ID Still Up-in-the-Air as iPhone 8 Rumors Continue

Touch ID Still Up-in-the-Air as iPhone 8 Rumors Continue

The rumor mill keeps on churning with respect to Apple’s next flagship iPhone, with Japanese blog Mac Otakara suggesting that the iPhone 8 won’t ship until October or November. While Apple traditionally goes with a September launch for its iPhones, there has been a lot of speculation that problems with integrating the Touch ID fingerprint…

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple has been granted a patent for a system that would let users discreetly alert authorities in an emergency using the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature. By analyzing the specific manner in which Touch ID is used, the system essentially turns it into a panic button. Apple’s patent explains how the system could look…

Touch ID May Move To Power Button on iPhone 8

Touch ID May Move To Power Button on iPhone 8

New renders of the next major iPhone suggest Apple might move Touch ID to the power button. The images come by way of Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly, who says that iPhone case designer Nodus provided him with CAD files indicating the final design of what he calls “the iPhone 8”. The designs indicate that Apple…

Here’s The Rundown Of Apple’s Touch ID Dilemma

Here’s The Rundown Of Apple’s Touch ID Dilemma

Apple is in a tight fix this year when it comes to a key component of its anticipated new iPhone – biometric authentication – and it’s running out of time to find a good way out of it. Here’s the rundown of Apple’s Touch ID dilemma: Apple has pioneered mobile fingerprint authentication, and users of…

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

Is Apple Really Giving Up On Touch ID For The Next iPhone?

Is Apple Really Giving Up On Touch ID For The Next iPhone?

Apple may be giving up on integrating a fingerprint sensor into the display of its next major iPhone – and may be giving up on Touch ID entirely. The new rumors come by way of Bloomberg, which cites “people familiar with the product” in reporting that Apple is indeed working on a 3D facial recognition…

Japanese Cigarette Scam Highlights Limits of Apply Pay Security

Japanese Cigarette Scam Highlights Limits of Apply Pay Security

Japanese authorities are investigating what appears to be the country’s first case of fraud using Apple Pay, reports The Japan Times. The incident occurred in March, when four Chinese nationals loaded stolen credit card details onto two iPhones to buy 981 cartons of cigarettes. Remarkably, this was done at a convenience store, and despite the…

iPhone 8: Will Touch ID Be In-Display or Gone For Good?

iPhone 8: Will Touch ID Be In-Display or Gone For Good?

Newly leaked images are fueling speculation that Apple may be on course to bring its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the display of the next iPhone. The images come by way of persistent Apple leaker Benjamin Geskin, who claims they depict computer-assisted designs of the iPhone 8. The designs depict a full-size screen on the…

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

It appears likely that the release of the iPhone 8 will be delayed, possibly into next year, according to new reports. Cowen and Company has doubled down on its assessment that Apple’s work attempting to bring the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the device’s display is what’s behind the delay speculation, with a new…

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

A social media posting of a supposed iPhone 8 schematic is prompting speculation that Apple will put the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the rear of its next major smartphone. Posted on Twitter by Sonny Dickson, who TechCrunch characterizes as a “[r]eliable iPhone leaker”, the schematic depicts the rear chassis of an iPhone device, with a…

Does Touch ID Have a Home Beyond MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar?

Does Touch ID Have a Home Beyond MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar?

“Of course, as things turned out, Touch ID was indeed incorporated into the OLED Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro.” The US Patent & Trademark Office has published six Apple patent applications pertaining to its new keyboard Touch Bar, reports Patently Apple. Half of the patents, filed in 2013, cover the Touch Bar itself, an…

iWork Update Enables Biometric Security for Keynote, Pages, Numbers

iWork Update Enables Biometric Security for Keynote, Pages, Numbers

Apple has upgraded its iWork productivity tools suite with new features including enhanced biometric security. With the upgrade, users can now lock documents with Apple’s Touch ID security system. That means users can set up Keynote slide presentations, Pages documents, and Numbers spreadsheets so that they can only be unlocked with the right fingerprint scan.…

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