Apple released the third developer beta for iOS and iPadOS 13.5 today, 2 weeks apart from the release of the last beta.
Today's update optimizes unlocking with Face ID when wearing a mask, and when you try to unlock the screen while wearing a mask, the phone skips the recognition step and goes straight to the password entry screen, somewhat simplifying the unlocking process.
The update also includes a new coronavirus pneumonia contact tracking technology API that could allow health organizations to begin developing a new coronavirus pneumonia tracking app.
Earlier this month, Apple and Google announced that they would join forces to launch a program that would use Bluetooth technology to help slow the spread of viruses.
To advance this effort, Apple and Google will launch a comprehensive set of solutions to help people enable contact tracking, including application programming interfaces (APIs) and operating system-level technologies.
Given the current urgency of the need, the solution is planned to be implemented in two steps and always ensure strong protection of user privacy.
First, the two companies will release an API in May that will allow apps launched by the public health department to be interoperable between Android and iOS devices. Users will then be able to download these official apps through their respective app stores.