Apple patent suggests face unlock may come to the iPhone and iPad
Earlier this week, the Apple Patent Documentation was made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Patent Documentation clearly states that Apple is looking for different ways to utilize the front-facing camera on all of its devices.
AppleInsider, uncovered the Patent which described a system for the scanning and detection of user’s face for unlocking a device. In cases when then users face is not identified, the system would prompt the user to enter the security code, similar to the Google’s face unlock technology available in most devices today. But Apple doesn’t just want to use the face detection to just unlock a user’s device. After a user’s face has been detected by the Apple device, the software could be used to set pre-determined settings and also launch the various applications.
The patent Documentation reads, that if the detected human face is recognized, an operation of the selected device could be modified based on the recognized user face. Also the modification might even include a predefined set of operations such as opening of email, opening text messages and so on.