Apple Plans Public Developer APIs for Face Detection for iOS 5

Posted Jul 26, 2011

Apple’s upcoming iOS 5 will include some new facial recognition software, 9to5Mac reports, courtesy of the company’s 2010 purchase of Swedish company Polar Rose. The algorithms designed by Polar Rose have spawned tech called CIFaceFeature and CIDetector that could soon be part of a myriad of everyday apps. The prospect of app integration is suggested by Apple’s announcement that it plans to open the face detection software as a public developer API. OS X Lion’s Photobooth is already using some of the tech.