Two-Factor Verification

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I know that two-factor was mentioned during the Keynote and on Apple's website, but neither source specified if it worked for iMessage/FaceTime in iOS 9. So, could someone with the beta check to see if two-factor for iMessage and FaceTime is supported in iOS 9? I really hope it is.
 

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Two-factor authentication
A password alone is not always enough to keep your account secure. With two-factor authentication, when you sign in from a new browser or on a new device, you’ll be prompted for a verification code. This code is automatically displayed on your other Apple devices or sent to your phone. Enter the code and you’re quickly signed in — and any unauthorized users are kept out.
 
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PowerBook-G5

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Two-factor authentication
A password alone is not always enough to keep your account secure. With two-factor authentication, when you sign in from a new browser or on a new device, you’ll be prompted for a verification code. This code is automatically displayed on your other Apple devices or sent to your phone. Enter the code and you’re quickly signed in — and any unauthorized users are kept out.
Yes, I read that paragraph from Apple's iOS 9 Beta website, but I'm still confused about it. Does signing in with Two-Factor once sign into iMessage, FaceTime, iCloud, etc, without having to use app-specific passwords for iMessage and FaceTime?
 
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Yes, I read that paragraph from Apple's iOS 9 Beta website, but I'm still confused about it. Does signing in with Two-Factor once sign into iMessage, FaceTime, iCloud, etc, without having to use app-specific passwords for iMessage and FaceTime?
I hope so, because it's absolutely silly to have app specific passwords for baked in apps.
 
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kmj2318

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Yes, I read that paragraph from Apple's iOS 9 Beta website, but I'm still confused about it. Does signing in with Two-Factor once sign into iMessage, FaceTime, iCloud, etc, without having to use app-specific passwords for iMessage and FaceTime?
It looks to me like it replaces the app-specific passwords. I think App-specific passwords was a rushed project, it's very messy. The new way looks like it's the same thing that happens when you sign into appleid.apple.com.
 
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