The New Sign-In Button For iOS Apps Could Be A Tricky Affair For Apple

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Apple sign-in button is finally here. It’s just like many other secured sign-in button offered by Facebook and Twitter, albeit with added security feature. Apple unveiled the new sign-in button during WWDC 2019 today, along with iOS 13 and many other exciting features.

Apple is boasting about the new sign-in button as the most secure login method for all third-party iOS apps that are committed to providing the highest degree of security to their users.

The new sign-in button from Apple offers the greatest degree of security to users, who can decide what information the destination app can have about them. iPhone and iPad users have an option to share either real email ID with third-party iOS apps having integrated Apple sign-in button or can hide their email ID completely. In the later case, the app would only see an anonymous email address.

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Apple Sign In Button: Boon Or Bane?

The security level designed by Apple may discourage many third-party iOS app developers from integration Apple sign-in button. As a majority of third-party apps are trained to track users data, Apple Sign-in button keeps the users’ information hidden should iPhone or iPad users wish to stay anonymous.

Apple has revealed that due to the increasing number of iOS apps that require users to sign up to avail their services, a one-click sign in has become essential for all iOS users. While most of those apps have to rely on social media sign-in button to refrain users from the tedious process of registration, the security of iOS app users is mostly compromised.

“Now, this can be convenient, but it also can come at the cost of your privacy, your personal information sometimes gets shared behind the scenes and these logins can be used to track you,” Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said during Apple’s keynote address.

Apple is committed to providing more control back to users itself. And with the new sign-in button, Apple has lived up to its promise.

Indeed it’s a welcome move by Apple as no one wants to broadcast their personal information with every single app. It becomes even more important nowadays considering users have very little idea about the data security measured employed by third-party apps.

During the WWDC 2019, the focus was on iOS app though, Apple is committed to making the sign in button available for websites in the near future.

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