Another Standard, More Complications?
Apple seems to be the one major company missing from the Google, Microsoft, and Paypal FIDO alliance for standards around biometric authentication.
As the Verge reports Authentic the company Apple purchased whose technology is integral to TouchID, was in the alliance but dropped out once the acquired by Apple.
So my question is why? If there is anything the three largest tech companies can come to some sort of agreement on is a biometric standard. I feel as a consumer of Apple, Microsoft, and Google goods, this just makes my life more complicated if these things ever become mainstream.
Why can't companies just use a standard and focus on developing better solutions by using that standard. It was done with WiFi and Bluetooth and that worked fine.
What do you all think. What reasons might apple have for not being apart of this alliance?