Your face could be used to lock future iPhones and iPads

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    According to a new report from Apple Insider, Apple is looking at innovative ways to secure your iPhone and iPad devices. A new Apple patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" has been discovered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The technology it contains would let you unlock your iPhone or iPad by having it scan your face.

    Currently, the iPhone 5s comes with a fingerprint scanner, which is an increased security measure, but it seems that Apple wants to come up with even more safe ways to lock your devices. Mikey Campbell with AppleInsider describes the patent:

    He also explains how the technology would work during an incoming phone call:

    Apple's face recognition patent was first filed for in 2008 and credits Jeff Gonion and Duncan Robert Kerr as its inventors. There is a chance that we might see this technology in future products - what’s your take on this?

    Source: AppleInsider

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