At WWDC 2019, Apple unveiled its latest privacy talking point: Sign In with Apple. This is a single sign-on system that attempts to marry convenience with rock-solid privacy and security. Instead of entering a password, you sign in with Face ID or Touch ID. Safe, secure and simple.

Passwords have long been recognized as a serious weak spot in user security. Humans are lazy creatures, and we frequently opt for convenience over safety. We reuse the same passwords over and over again, putting our login credentials and my Ashley Madison VIP account at great risk.

Apple could be working on an alternative. You’d log in to your MacBook using Face ID or your Apple Watch (something that you can do today). You’d log in to your iMac using a Touch ID button on your Magic Keyboard. And you’d log in to websites using Sign In with Apple. For none of those activities would you need a password.