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Bloomberg: iOS 18 will include a dedicated password app

iOS 18, macOS 15 and iPadOS 18 will include a dedicated Passwords app for the first time, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The new app will make it easier for customers to log into websites and software. It comes after years of Apple showing users their passwords through the Settings app rather than through a dedicated app.

Today's report explains that the new app will be powered by Apple's existing Keychain iCloud service, which syncs passwords and usernames across devices. The dedicated Passwords app will also include the ability to import passwords from services like 1Password and LastPass.

The new Passwords app will be available on Apple platforms including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Vision Pro. It is reported that it will also be available on Windows.

From Bloomberg:

The app lists user logins and breaks the data into different categories , such as accounts, Wi-Fi networks, and passwords—an Apple-promoted password replacement based on Face ID and Touch ID. Like most password managers, data can be automatically populated on websites and apps when a user logs in.

The software will also work on the Vision Pro headset and Windows computers. And it can support verification codes and serve as an authentication app similar to Google Authenticator.

Apple will unveil iOS 18 and the rest of its new software platforms at WWDC next week. Celebrations begin Monday with a special performance at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. PT. THIS. What were you most excited to see at the event? Let us know in the comments.

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