Apple users were expecting the iPhone 13 series to come with a new Face ID. Online speculations before the Apple Event of 2021 made Apple users hope that the new Face ID would work better with foggy glasses on and with mask.

Although such massive updates was not rolled out in the Face ID of the iPhone 13 but something update is coming. A new document shared by Apple Support has shown that the Face ID security is getting improvements in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

The Face ID security update improves Face ID’s capability of figuring out if it is actually you in front of the sensors and not someone else trying to use your picture or image to get into your device.

Like many of its users, it seems Apple had recognized this as an issue and decided to act upon it. This issue was handled by ‘improving Face ID anti-spoofing models.’ Below is how Apple describes it in the document:

‘Available for devices with Face ID: iPhone XiPhone XR, iPhone XS (all models), iPhone 11 (all models), iPhone 12 (all models), iPad Pro (11-inch), and iPad Pro (3rd generation)

Impact: A 3D model constructed to look like the enrolled user may be able to authenticate via Face ID

Description: This issue was addressed by improving Face ID anti-spoofing models.

CVE-2021-30863: Wish Wu (吴潍浠 @wish_wu) of Ant-financial Light-Year Security Lab’.

From the quoted text above, you see that this security improvement will thankfully come to all iPhones and iPads that make use of Face ID security. Meaning no one will be left out with the older version of Face ID.

While this might not be the massive Face ID security improvement we were all waiting for, but it’s still an important security update.

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