“As iOS 8 — and, presumably, new iPhone and iPad hardware — approaches its release day, big changes are on the horizon for Apple’s Touch ID, a technology that has been met with less enthusiasm than it deserves,” Marco Tabini reports for Macworld.
“In iOS 7, Touch ID can only be used to unlock your iPhone and make purchases from the App Store,” Tabini reports. “With the launch of the next version of its mobile operating system, Apple is extending the same functionality to third-party apps, making it possible for you to use your finger in lieu of a login and password for many other services and apps.”
Tabini reports, “Starting with iOS 8, you will be able to use Touch ID to grant an app access to the keychain, thus avoiding having to remember all sorts of different passwords, while still retaining a high degree of security.”
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