Apple is looking to introduce devices that could identify users through facial recognition.
According to recent reports, the Cupertino tech giant has been working on iPhones and iPads that can automatically customize applications, settings and preferences, once a user touches the device. Last week, Apple applied to the US patent office to register this facial recognition software. Experts predict that this technology could cause password logins to become a thing of the past.
“Using a forward-facing camera to recognize an individual user, future iPhones and iPads from Apple could automatically customize applications, settings, and features to a user’s personal preferences once they pick up the device,” reported Apple Insider. “By recognizing the individual features on a user’s face, the system could scale the distance between someone’s eyes and their mouth.”
On the other hand, Google is also said to be working on a similar technology.