Apple Files Patent For iOS Face Detection Security

Posted Dec 29, 2011

The United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple today. The patent filed is for face and presence detection that can be used for helping iOS more secure. The technology would allow a user to unlock his or her device by simply looking at it. Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has this feature already, but it does not always work. The webcam on the front of the Apple iOS devices would analyze the mouth, nose, and eyes, to determine if they are indeed the owner of the device. [Patently Apple]