Apple just gave millions of mask-wearing iPhone users an excellent reason to buy an Apple Watch

iOS 14.5 will let you unlock your iPhone with Face ID when wearing a mask—but only if you’re wearing an Apple Watch
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Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.