From Touch ID to Face ID, Apple is actually in the next big game

2020-07-31 05:45:08 0 Comment 500 views

Users will automatically jump to when they access using the latest beta system. At the same time, users will also receive a

Lei news, on July 8, 2019, according to foreign media reports, Apple is testing the login of Face ID and Touch ID on the iCloud web side on iOS 13 and macOS Catalina beta.

From Touch ID to Face ID, Apple is actually in the next big game

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It is reported that users are using the latest beta system (, iOS 13 and macOS Catalina) to visitWhen asking, it will automatically jump to At the same time, the user will also receive a pop-up window asking whether to log in with Face ID or Touch ID.

In addition, Apple said earlier that it will provide developers with related shortcut login functions this summer, and officially announce it before the September conference.

Actually, using Face ID and Touch ID to log in on is much easier and safer than entering the login information manually. Moreover, this login method should be familiar to those who have logged in to the APP Store or iTunes Store in the past.

From Touch ID to Face ID, Apple is actually in the next big game

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Touch ID: From unlocking to third-party applications

The first application of Touch ID was on the iPhone 5s released in 2013. There is an area called Secure Enclave for special protection Password and fingerprint data. In addition, Touch ID uses the "hardware lock" technology, each Touch ID component is only matched with one processor, which guarantees security.

At first, because the API was not open, Touch ID was only used to unlock the screen. Until the iOS 8 operating system was released on September 17, 2014, Touch ID was open to third-party applications, which means that various third-party applications can be used without entering a password.

As for the security of touch ID, Apple once published a security document in which Apple reiterated the "no third party" rule for Touch ID and fingerprint information. In other words, apart from Apple itself, no other apps and third parties can use Touch ID and user fingerprint data.

With the release of iOS 8, this new feature of Apple Pay is also available; moreover, the combination of Apple Pay and Touch IDThe combination brings a new scenario of third-party payment. For the use of Apple Pay, simply place your iPhone near the card reader with the UnionPay QuickPass logo, and place your finger on the HOME button to verify your fingerprint, then you can make the payment.

However, there are data showing that Apple Pay did not receive too much attention among users in the initial stage of its release, because the difficulty of registering a debit card affected the ease of use of Apple Pay. However, due to the combination of Apple Pay and Touch ID, Apple Pay has sufficient stamina.

Also in 2014, Apple and Alipay reached a cooperation. The iOS version of Alipay Wallet APP has been updated to support Touch ID payment. In addition, Alipay clearly stated in the update instructions that fingerprint supportThe applicable conditions for payment are iPhone5s, iPhone6 ​​and iPhone6 ​​Plus with iOS 8 system.

On June 8, 2015, WeChat was upgraded, and the fingerprint payment function was added to the WeChat wallet service of WeChat version 6.2, and the conditions of use were also iOS 8 system.

After reaching cooperation with WeChat and Alipay, Apple's own software Apple Pay began to enter China in 2016. Since then, by May 2018, Apple Pay web payment technology has officially entered China. You no longer need to enter the bill, delivery address, and contact details when shopping, and you can directly complete the payment through Touch ID or Face ID.

From Touch ID to Face ID, Apple is actually in the next big game

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Face ID: Security is further improved

It is worth noting that Touch ID is based on the Home key application, and in 2017, iPhone X was cancelled Home button, Touch ID has also been replaced by Face ID.

According to the Face ID white paper released by Apple, Face ID uses the latest original deep camera system and multipleThis advanced technology can accurately map the geometric structure of the user's face, thereby providing a safe and intuitive authentication method. In terms of security, Face ID is better than Touch ID: Touch ID's security is 1/50000, and Face ID's security is one in a million.

In addition, Apple’s Face ID also uses the Neural biological engine in the A11 processor to learn and improve algorithms through neural network technology. For example, Face ID will update its internal storage as users use it. The facial recognition data of the user can basically synchronize the recognition criteria with the user’s own facial changes, etc. This is also conducive to enhancing its security.

In addition, Face ID's "attention detection" function is another aspect of Face ID superior to Touch ID. currently usingIn Touch ID devices, it is easy for users to use fingerprints to unlock iPhone unconsciously. In Face ID, if the user's eyes are not looking at the camera, functions such as unlocking and payment cannot be realized.

In addition, it is worth mentioning that Apple’s official information shows that applications that support Touch ID will automatically support Face ID. Therefore, Face ID can be used not only for device unlocking, but also for third-party applications.

Summary of

From Touch ID to Face ID, from secure unlocking to secure payment, Apple’s efforts in the security of hardware products are nothing Doubtful. Today, Apple is not satisfied with the security of the hardware level, and is gradually focusing on service application security (such as iCloud); Touch ID and Face ID also go beyond the hardware level.

It can be seen that Apple's requirements for safety are by no means a single product, but the entire Apple ecosystem.