Apple seems to bring expected multi-user support to iOS devices that will be released in the upcoming period.
It came up with a new patent application by Apple that can offer multi-user support for future iPhone and iPad models, allowing a single product to be shared seamlessly within the family.
It seems that Apple is working on Secure Enclave technology that will allow multi-user support on iPhone and iPad. On the other hand, iOS is not actually mentioned in the patent. It is obvious that the company is trying to make the whole function or process as smooth and secure as possible. According to the patent, the device will use multiple passwords, unique encryption keys and more that will be associated with each user. Before profile access is given, authentication will be done on the user login screen. At this point, it should be kept in mind that the data must be encrypted and otherwise, a user can access another individual’s data without the need for additional passwords.
It will be a little trick for iPhone and iPad multi-user support. Some features will remain exclusive to the main user, while common features will be available to others. For example; Other features such as Apple Pay, App Store listing and iCloud will be unique for each individual. This will also apply to in-app purchases, app subscriptions, and more.
Another remarkable point is that Apple did not mention the T2 chip in the patent. This brings to mind that Apple may be working on a different chipset.
The patent also explains that the administrator can grant access to other users and how to allow limited access to a profile. Additionally, users will have the option to log in via Touch ID, Face ID and password. If a user tries to log in to another profile, the new mechanism will slow down the system. This feature is called password restriction.
Let’s see, when will this patent application become reality?