The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has asked Apple to make it easier and faster for users to unlock their iPhones without removing their masks, a problem that Apple has already worked on as part of May's iOS 13.5 update.
Security researchers have recently revealed a vulnerability in the Secure Enclave Processor, but while the data store for sensitive information means data including Apple Pay details and Face ID biometric records are potentially at risk to attackers, the reality is that it is still extremely unlikely to be a major issue for the vast majority of Apple customers.
Apple wants to improve the security of Face ID and other visual-based biometric systems to eliminate the so-called "twin problem," by taking advantage of the unique and hard to copy patterns of veins that reside under the skin.
Facebook is quietly testing out a feature for its Messenger app to authenticate users via Face ID or Touch ID, a feature that may help keep accounts secure and private, even if the user lends their iPhone to someone else.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, hosts Stephen Robles and William Gallagher discuss the new mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4, new iPad Pro benchmarks, iCloud folder sharing, Face ID coming to the Mac, and tips for live streaming from home.
Microsoft's demo of its upcoming Surface Duo completely flopped during its developer day event yesterday, calling to mind Apple's embarrassment at the launch of iPhone X. Yet unlike the demo failure of Face ID in 2017, observers only briefly noted the issue in passing and instead focused on the unlikely potential for Microsoft to turn around its unbroken string of tablet flops over the last two decades. That's a big problem.
Apple won't unlock iPhones or other devices for law enforcement, but it can and will provide substantial data about a user when it gets a subpoena. Here's what Apple has access to you from your device — and what it doesn't.
The 2020 iPhone could eliminate the famous notch from the design altogether, an image of an alleged prototype suggests, with the TrueDepth camera sensor squeezed into the top bezel to enable the screen to take up the entire front of the mobile device.
Ahead of the official launch of iOS 13's improved Face ID, Apple has been promoting the security benefits of all its biometric systems and Greg Joswiak says that Touch ID isn't going away any time soon.