Nov 3 2013, 4:24pm CST | by Triszia Marie Santos
According to this document, Apple claims that it can sync passwords across various devices from the company without storing these passwords in the Cloud. If this is true, Apple's latest application is a ground (cloud?) breaking innovation in password management, allowing users to create complicated passwords on one device and syncing the password to other Apple devices, without storing this on Apple servers. While this is hard to believe, overwhelming proof from the company's previous venture has left the tech community divided as to the possibility of such an application actually functioning on a commercial level.
All other devices have password managers that sync data across multiple devices by storing password data on Cloud servers. Only options like Wi-Fi sync allow users to sync data and passwords directly between devices without storing them on the cloud. This requires a few extra steps however and reduces the simplicity and efficiency of good password manager applications.
It remains to be seen if Apple has made an error while documenting the new application or has broken new ground in password management as tests are in tow to explore the new functionality in depth and determine whether Apple really has found a new method of password syncing without cloud services.
Triszia Marie Santos
Triszia Marie Santos is navigating the mobile device space for you. She is an early adopter in all things mobile and loves to write about the latest mobile trends.
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