Apple Introduces the Apple Account Card

Available to users of iOS 15.5 and later, the Apple Account Card is now available in the Apple Wallet App. The Apple Account Card can be used to purchase apps, games, music and more. If there is a balance on an Apple ID account, it will be available to use in the Account Card.

Checking the firmware version on AirPods 2, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max

Apple has released firmware version 4E71 for AirPods 2, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. To check the firmware on these devices, follow these steps:

  • Connect your ‌‌AirPods‌‌ or ‌‌‌‌‌‌AirPods Pro‌‌‌‌‌‌ to your iOS device.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap General.
  • Tap About.
  • Tap ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌.
  • Look at the number next to “Firmware Version.”

FIDO and the future of passwordless logins

Recently Apple, Microsoft and Google have all committed support to further the cause of creating a passwordless sign-in ecosystem on the internet. The organization spearheading this initiative is the FIDO Alliance. The Alliance promotes Fast Identity Online, which is moving forward with replacing traditional password based logins with more secure end-to-end passwordless options. The more secure approach to logins would include already established technologies such as TouchID, Face ID, and device based PINs.

More from Apple’s statement regarding FIDO