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  • Patent Confirms Apple's Interest in iDevice Face Recognition Technology


    For well over two years, one of the most persistent rumors in mobile technology was that Apple was pioneering a new form of facial recognition technology that would be implemented in one or more of its popular iDevices.

    To date, Apple has released no such features in the latest generation iPhones and iPads. But that doesn't mean Apple won't. And there's evidence at the US Patent and Trademark Office to confirm the company's prospective plans.

    Apple's recently discovered patent application called "Low Threshold Face Recognition" explicitly outlines how a low-computation solution could be deployed for the purpose of quickly and easily recognizing a user via an iPad or iPhone's front-facing camera.

    The patent, which was discovered by our friends at Apple Insider, reveals that Apple's proposed technology doesn't "aggressively analyze" a user's face. Instead, the proposed technology capitalizes on a "high information portion" of a human face. In a nutshell, the software would be able to gauge the measurement of distance between ones eyes, mouth, nose, etc. to identify the user.

    If the technology works as it's described, it would be able to measure the data captured in real-time against the reference image stored on the device to promptly determine if the iPad or iPhone owner is the individual presently accessing the device.

    To learn more about the patent in question, click here.

    Source: Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Patent Confirms Apple's Interest in iDevice Face Recognition Technology started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by redstar299 View Post
      I'd they patented this, it's clearly a different technology that will actually work- unlike the ICS one that failed during the Galaxy Nexus presentation. Apple doesn't care about being first.. They care about being the best. Thus annoying closed but extremely stable IOS platform.
      I do agree about apple not being first but aiming to be the best. Srsly, all apple products are SHINY!!!!!!
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by redstar299 View Post
      Apple doesn't care about being first.. They care about first to patent to play it off as if it is something new
      Couldn't agree with it more!!!
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      easy why they donīt copy from ICS 4.0 android !!!!