Apple Will Kill Of Face ID In 2021’s iPhones In Favor Of In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

Back in 2017, Apple introduced the world to Face ID, its facial recognition system that future iPhones would be adopting. However, when they introduced it, they removed Touch ID in the process, meaning that users could only rely on facial recognition completely, at least as far as biometric security was concerned.


Apple’s 2020 iPhones Could Have Full-Screen Touch ID

If you thought that Apple was done with Touch ID for good, at least as far as its iPhones are concerned, think again. This is because in a report from MacRumors, they cite a research note by Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates in which following a meeting with some suppliers in Apple’s supply chain, they have come up with some predictions for future iPhones.


Patent Reveals Apple’s Radical Plan For In-Display Fingerprint Scanners

When Apple launched the iPhone X and its successors, it felt like Touch ID for the iPhone was pretty much dead, and that facial recognition is the future that Apple will be embracing. However, interestingly enough, not everyone thinks that. In fact, various patent filings in the past show that Apple is still very much exploring new approaches and applications for fingerprint scanners.


Yes, It Looks Like Apple Is Still Exploring In-Display Fingerprint Tech

There’s something to be said about using fingerprints as a security measure instead of your face. While we don’t deny that Apple’s Face ID tech works really well and might be more secure than a fingerprint, but the fact that you can’t unlock your phone unless you look directly at it can be annoying at times.


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Apple Adds Confirmation Action For App Store Subscriptions

It was all too easy for App Store users to pay for a subscription they didn’t want if they used Touch ID for authentication. Just a simple misplaced finger on the home button could cause them to pay for a subscription they didn’t want. This was problematic because most users would press the Home button to try and leave the app when they saw a subscription popup. Since they had […]


WhatsApp’s Biometric Security Feature For iOS Has A Vulnerability

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced a new feature for iOS users where they will be able to use Face ID to protect the app, meaning that users will need to scan their faces to open the app. This means that users can add an additional layer of security and privacy to the app and prevent others from reading their messages even if their phone is unlocked.


Touch ID On MacBooks Can Soon Be Used For Safari Autofill

When Apple introduced Touch ID on their MacBook Pro laptops, it seemed like a good idea and a faster way to log into the laptop as well as authorize payments. However apart from that, it didn’t really do anything else. However that could change as Apple seems to be expanding on the feature’s functionality.


Suspects Cannot Be Forced To Unlock iPhones With Face ID, Touch ID

Before biometric security features were used for our smartphones, most phones relied on security features like a passcode, or in the case of Android, a pattern unlock feature. It also presented certain legal conundrums as to whether or not suspects could be forced by the police to unlock their devices (no, they can’t).


Analyst Thinks Touch ID, USB-C Might Find Its Way To 2019’s iPhones

Apple has been making some interesting decisions in the past couple of years. They ditched the Touch ID sensor on its iPhones, and they also got rid of the Lightning port in 2018’s iPad Pros in favor of USB-C. However it seems that 2019 could potentially be the year that we see at least one of the features make a comeback.


Apple Patent Describes How Face ID & Touch ID Can Used In The Same Device

Apple made an interesting decision to drop Touch ID entirely on the iPhone X in favor of Face ID. While Face ID has proven itself to be a pretty secure way of protecting your iPhone, the downside is that you are required to look at the phone to unlock it, versus Touch ID where you could reach for your phone and unlock it more discreetly.


Apple Could Still Be Interested In In-Display Fingerprint Sensors

When Apple introduced Face ID on the iPhones (and eventually the iPad), they ended up removing Touch ID in the process. According to Apple back in 2017, Touch ID was never up for consideration when designing the iPhone X, suggesting that Apple could potentially be done with the tech on its mobile devices for good.


An Increase In Face ID Components Are Reportedly Being Ordered

Last year Apple introduced Face ID to the iPhone X. They also ditched Touch ID in the process, and for those who still prefer Touch ID, it seems that there is some bad news because according to reports, there is now mounting evidence that Apple could ditch the feature for this year’s iPhones as well.


Early Tests Find That The iPhone X’s Face ID Is Slower Than Touch ID

With the iPhone X, Apple has truly gone all in by taking away a key and signature feature on iPhones ever since the iPhone 5s: Touch ID. Whether or not they made the right call still remains to be seen, but unfortunately it seems that some early tests of the iPhone X and Face ID don’t seem particularly positive.


Apple: Touch ID For The iPhone X Was Never An Option

Prior to the iPhone X being announced, there was one consistent rumor and that is Apple would be getting rid of the home button once and for all. This led to many wondering about how Touch ID would work: would it be moved to the back like what we’ve seen with some Android phones, or would it be embedded into the display?