Tech behemoth Apple debuted its redesigned Apple ID website on Thursday (Nov. 4), topped with a colorful Apple logo and the tagline “One account for everything Apple,” meaning users can sign in to and manage all Apple services from one place.
The Apple ID landing page was retooled from its graphics-heavy predecessor, and now features information in a sleeker “card-view” format.
According to Apple, users can now review or update important information like names, passwords and security details on the redesigned Apple ID page, as well as confirm contact information, check payment information and manage devices connected to their accounts.
The new portal also featured enhanced security features, including two-factor authentication, to help Apple better protect users’ privacy and offer users better control of their own information.
The new Apple ID design also has a sidebar with quick access to manage users’ sign-in and security details, personal information, payment methods, Family Sharing, devices and privacy.
Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported Apple could debut a crash detection feature next year for several of its devices, allowing them to detect car crashes and dial 911 automatically. The new feature would also make iPhone and Apple Watch sensors, such as the accelerometer, detect car crashes through the measurement of sudden spikes in gravitational force on impact.
In its quest to roll out the crash detection initiative and devices, the tech giant has also been collecting data from anonymous users for over a year, having already found more than 10 million suspected vehicle impacts — with more than 50,000 including a 911 call. However, the feature is still in the testing phase and might never be released.
Apple is also reportedly considering a plan to scan children’s messages with the intent of catching abuse earlier, although the plan has faced the ire of a coalition of more than 90 organizations, dubbed the Security & Surveillance Project. Formed under the Center of Democracy & Technology, the coalition called the idea “disappointing and upsetting.”