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Unlocking Your Mac … From Your Wrist?

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Unlocking Your Mac … From Your Wrist?

Apple isn’t set to open up the full and true potential of WatchKit to developers, until sometime later this year.

This means that those who manage to get their hands on the device – beginning next month, will likely only see super light interactions like information glances, and extensions, become available in the device’s dedicated App Store – rather than full-on “apps.”

Those will likely come later.

MacID – a utility that claims to unlock a user’s Mac (wirelessly), using both the Touch ID sensor that is found on Apple’s iPhone and a piece of listening software installed on the Mac – itself, is just one of those apps that is also likely to make its way to Apple’s wearable, later this year.

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Concept: MacID “Tap to Unlock” notification on Apple Watch (@ArronHirst)

Returning to its regular price several hours ago – after a special 48-hour period wherein the app went FREE – a tweet sent out by the official @MacIDHelp account on Twitter, yesterday, would appear to allude to the developer’s future plans to bring MacID to Apple Watch.

In response to a user enquiring about language expansion, the developer appears to reply noting that this type of language support is likely to make its way into MacID for iOS, (and the app’s FREE Mac counterpart), after the official retail launch of Apple Watch, and the release of “MacID for [Apple Watch].”

The idea of one day being able to tap your wrist – and see your Mac’s lock screen instantly grant you access – could soon be as real as the notion of talking to your watch, (using Siri), and having Apple’s voice assistant respond to your every spoken command.

An exact date for the MacID watch app becoming available for public download, was not shared.

MacID is on the App Store, for $3.99.

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