What's up Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
It's a short week for news but the big story comes to us from KGI Securities Benji Quo and Bloomberg who both report that Apple is working on 3-D face scanning technology to unlock your phone instead of using touch id.
Now the new reports say Apple is testing an improved security system, So log into your phone, authenticate payments, and [UNKNOWN] your apps by scanning your face.
Apple may also be testing eye scanning to augment this system as well.
Now, we've already heard earlier rumors that the new iPhone would likely have a new depth sensing camera.
Apple's facial recognition system can unlock your face within 100 milliseconds, according to the report, and allegedly, also works when your device is laying flat on a table so You're going to need to hold it up, directly to your face.
Now the report also says it captures more data points compared to a fingerprint scan which technically makes it more secure than touch ID.
We've seen Samsung's built in iris scanning in the [UNKNOWN] but you can always count on the internet to show us you can always unlock it using a two dimensional photograph.
Apple's 3E depth sensor is believed to help eliminate this.
Now this new security feature is still under testing and may not appear with the new iPhone 8 but Apple's intent is to eventually replace the touch ID fingerprint scanner completely.
Now all the currently designs show the absence of any physical fingerprint reader, so it's not clear if the system will be used or if they actually figured out touch ID under the glass which technically is a lot more difficult to do The new facial recognition system would be easier to implement if it's accurate.
It feels like a more realistic option for Apple over Touch ID under the glass, but it could also still be nixed.
So guess what?
We'll find out the actual truth within iPhone Keynote just a few months away.
And for all of you who are anticipating an iPhone with Touch ID embedded under the screen Based on rumors that were never confirmed, prepare yourselves, you might be let down by a feature that never really existed.
Now the Apple Bite is here to emotionally prepare you for this, so come on, come on, bring it in.
Here's a hug for you.
See, that's it.
You're going to be all right, and if you haven't had a hug in a while I bet that felt really nice.
All right, if you're on Apple music and iTunes, but you're feeling left out with Jay-Z's latest album drop a 444 on title because come on.
The fomo is real.
Hold on for a few more days.
According to billboard 444 is coming and is expected to see a release on Apple music and iTunes around July the 8th, unless you already created your fourth title trial account in you don't care.
And why is it only an exclusive to TIDAL for just a week?
Well, a report from January claims Apple Music provided over 13% of all music streaming revenue while making up 7% of total music streams.
Now TIDAL made up just 0.33 of a percent of all streaming revenue and 0.1% of total music streams.
Apple is known to pay more to record labels in royalties per stream compared to Spotify as well.
Okay, Apple also announced the opening of the very first Apple Store in Taiwan to capital of Taipei on July the first.
The store is called Taipei 101 and on the ground floor of the Taipei 101 skyscraper.
Now there was a huge turn out but Contrary to popular belief I do not work at the Taipei 101 store.
Yeah that's not me.
And we need to issue an apology.
We own up to our mistakes here on the Apple bite and last week there was a boo boo where we misspelled desktops as That stops so, yes, that's a bad apple.
And for all of you who have never made a mistake in your entire life but wanted to make sure we know, can now feel better about yourself.
Alright that's it for this weeks show.
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Thanks for watching, we'll catch you all next time for another Byte of the Apple.