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Apple has released the iOS 13.5 update for iPhones. Two feature updates are directly related to the Covid-19 epidemic. One of the changes is that the devices with FaceID are faster able to recogniz…

breakin news Apple releases iOS update for Covid-19 tracking lastminute news

Apple has released the iOS 13.5 update for iPhones. Two feature updates are directly related to the Covid-19 epidemic. One of the changes is that the devices with FaceID are faster able to recogniz…

breakin news Apple releases iOS update for Covid-19 tracking lastminute news
22 May 2020 - 13:01

Apple has released the iOS 13.5 update for iPhones. Two feature updates are directly related to the Covid-19 epidemic. One of the changes is that the devices with FaceID are faster able to recognize a mask and then ask for a pin code. The iPad Pro will receive its own update from iPadOS for this.

Furthermore, Apple has built in the Exposure Notifications API. Apple has developed these simultaneously and in consultation with ecosystem competitor. The device can search for nearby devices via Bluetooth. All these chance encounters are saved, in case it later turns out that someone was carrying not only the phone, but the virus as well.

Both Apple and Google report that they only make the data from the ‘covid app’ available to one developer who works for the government. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport aims to show a proof-of-concept at the end of this month, with which the GGD can conduct source and contact research, led by RIVM. An urgent law is being introduced for the legal basis for harvesting these data.

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