As much as I think a Holy Trinity of iPhone security would separate Apple’s privacy and security from Android riffraff, there might be a Holy Grail waiting in the future.
First, think of the Holy Trinity where Touch ID, Face ID, and, yes, Voice ID work in concert as a ménage à trois-like method which combines convenience and ease-of-use with the highest possible security options.
Highest? Not quite but almost. Add a spoken password to the mix and you’ve got the Holy Grail of privacy and security. Here’s how it would work.
Apple’s Face ID already works great. Touch ID, too. A future iPhone and iPad could have Touch ID embedded into the display. No button. That would provide a combination of fingerprint sensor and facial recognition.
Take that, F.B.I.
Second, Apple has the technology to put voice recognition into every device. The company bought Shazam for a reason and it’s not just to recognize music. Voice recognition would add a third layer of security to keep everything on every iPhone even more private.
Take that, hackers.
OK, how about one more layer of cool?
A tough password makes iPhone and iPad very secure already, but a future iOS and macOS could have one more twist of security.
Voice recognition of the same password that opens iPhone the old fashioned way. So, instead of just having iPhone recognize your face or fingerprint at the same time, you would be required to speak a password to unlock the device.
How cool is that?
The Holy Grail of privacy and security becomes the combination of fingerprint scanner in Touch ID, facial recognition in Face ID, voice recognition in Voice ID, and a spoken password.
Seriously. For those of us who live with a touch of paranoia, how cool is that?