Apple’s AR/VR headset tipped to use iris scanning for authentication

To date, Apple has stayed very tight-lipped about its upcoming AR/VR headset, but the leaks continue to appear online – including a new one about the device using iris scanning to authenticate the identity of users. This comes via The Information (opens in new tab), which says that by having their eyes scanned, users will be able to verify payments and sign into various digital accounts (much like you might use Face ID or Touch ID on an iPhone). Of course typing out a password in a virtual reality helmet isn’t particularly easy, so it makes sense that technology like this would be deployed.

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