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Apple patent suggests Face Unlock coming to Apple iPhone and Apple iPad

0. phoneArena 06 Apr 2012, 01:33 posted on

Apple patent documentation released by the USPTO shows that the Cupertino based firm is looking at utilizing its front facing camera as part of a Face Unlock-type system that would use a person's face to unlock a device and even jump to certain preset features and apps...

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posted on 06 Apr 2012, 01:47 5

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


didnt htc get the patent on this yesterday ?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:00 6

7. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Neh dude. Thats the old Poor Dirty People unlock V3.2

This is the face unlock for white people and cash v3000

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:55 2

19. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Hey. Apple is probably going to sue for sure i bet!!! Theyre going to come up with some lame excuse. They stole our idea 5 months before we thought about it! LoL

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 01:56 9

2. matthewtylerhickman (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


reguardless, apple is always copying google. Theyre entire OS is based off of android. Just because they have an abundance of hipster follows, they feel powerful and try to run the market...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 02:17 8

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


monopoly markets won't work....fruit is going down

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:07 3

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're not tech savvy if you think that. Android was planning on having a track pad and qwerty keyboard until e iPhone came out. Android took their entire OS and concept from Apple. The touch gestures, form factor, app store, webkit browser.

You should be thanking Apple for the android phone you love so much.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:15 2

26. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Android took their entire OS concept from Apple?

Thanks for that. You're comments continue to amaze me.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:25 2

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's true. Android coverted to a touch centric OS only after the iPhone came out. This is well documented. All the gestures you use, springboard layout where you can slide across screens. Kinetic scrolling, app store.

All those ideas came from Apple. Android was the OS for people who wanted an iPhone, but couldn't get one. Remember iPhone was only available on AT&T.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:31 1

32. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Okay, there is some truth to your statement.

Android converted to a touch based OS after the iPhone came out.

That's pretty much it. The rest is essentially touch screen form factor and if you disagree with me then we just have different opinions.

Saying that Android was the OS for people who wanted an iPhone is just not true. I switched from AT&T to Verizon FROM an iPhone for the Droid1 and would never have switched back.

Everyone likes different things, but the reality is that saying Android is just "copied" from iOS is simply ignorant. You couldn't pay me to use iOS instead of Android.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:37 2

36. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It's not touch screen form factor. Before Apple companies were essentially taking a desktop OS and slapping it on a mobile phone with a stylus (windows).

Apple redesigned the entire OS to work with a finger. That was a huge innovation. Android took that from Apple.

You can call it what you want, borrowed, stole, copied, but android is very heavily influenced by iOS. So all the android fans bashing Apple should be thanking them instead.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:42 4

39. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ok thanks Apple, now will you stfu?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:56 2

44. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Heavily influenced, yes. Borrowed? Stolen? Copied? No.

But you need to understand that there is a MAJOR fundamental difference between something that is INFLUENCED and something that is borrowed/stolen/copied.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:00 2

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Ok if that helps you sleep at night. It's weird how fandroids on PA have this weird superiority complex. You guys think you're better than Apple users and won't admit to anything Apple does well or that your OS took from Apple.

Android straight up took a lot of things from iOS.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:24

53. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Agree to disagree.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:27

54. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I could say the same thing about you iFans, and i just admitted it by thanking Apple so you are wrong

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:44 2

57. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


It's weird how iOS fanboys have a superiority complex over us "broke fools with phones"

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 21:51

69. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Palm had been out prior to the iPhone. Apple did invent the form factor. Thats a straight lie. Blackberry had apps prior to the iPhone. My old Sony Ericsson had web 10 years ago.

So. Apple has not created anything from scratch. There were already programs running on windows media player too...

Hows this for a burn.... THE MOTOROLA RAZR WAS THE FIRST PHONE WITH ITUNES!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:42

56. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


I accidently gave you a thumbs down. My bad.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 01:58 4

3. fay99 (Posts: 106; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


so the patent was filed for something that was still at its early development stage and never made it out of the lab to allow them to sue others in the future. had they not eaten enough cr@p?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 02:35 7

5. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Now who is the copycat? Apple or Samsung!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 02:56 4

6. cripton805 (Posts: 1454; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Apple. Gtfo.
Stick an ipod shuffle up your fruit.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:23 6

8. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


A patent for something in their design stages but currently available to buy on android phones for the last 5 months,go figure!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:30 3

9. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yay, I guess we can expect to see widgets and a real task manager in the next iOS update, or should I say ICS repackaged?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:09 2

24. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


iOS doesn't need a task manager because it's designed better than that. If you think widgets are an android invention you've probably never used a computer widgets have been around way before smartphones.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:24

28. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Sure you don't...Maybe thats why you have to reboot your phone every few days just to reset the RAM so your phone doesn't hang/lag while "Fandroids" just have to clear running applications and it'll be as good as new.

fyi, I never said widgets were an innovation, I wanted to put resizable widgets like in ICS but it wouldn't make sense since iOS doesn't even have widgets in the first place

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:30 1

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I don't ever have to reboot my iPhone thats one of the benefits. Android on the other hand requires frequent battery pulls and reboots. There's a way to close apps on iOS if you wanted to btw. It's just not necessary because the OS does such a good job of managing memory.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:32 2

33. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Android requires frequent battery pulls and reboots?

s**t, I wish someone had told me that when I bought my Nexus... i've been forgetting to do that!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:39 1

37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Sorry man but I'm familiar with android OS. I have the Galaxy Tab 7.7 right now. Remember honeycomb? The OS that would crush the iPad? Yes it freezes and force closes all the time. I use the tablet daily at work. Android still has a long way to go before it catches up to iOS.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:46

41. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


ok, now I can't tell if you're telling the truth or trolling. Even fandroids like me know Honeycomb was quite the failure, even thou it wasn't the OS's fault it wasn't compatible with Android 2.X apps.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:54

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Fandroids like you kept telling us how honeycomb would wipe the floor with iOS. Now you guys admit it sucked, but tell us ICS is better. I'll believe it when I see it. Yes I do have the galaxy tab and I'm not impressed.

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