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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46. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
of cause you aren't. If Apple rereleased the Tab 7.7 with an Apple logo on the back as the iPad Mini tomorrow I can bet you'd be the first in line.
51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Haha you just said yourself honeycomb sucks.
42. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
lol, I was re reading your comment and I have to say something, sitting in your basement wasting your parent's money on iCrap is not "work" ok?
59. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
give it time and your nexus will show age and the reboots will start... around 6 months aprox... trust me.. thats why Android have phones coming out to focus on the new phones and not the ones left behind either by the Android updates or the carriers update...
62. Lavi23 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Why should I trust you? Did you use a Nexus phone (or an Android phone) on a daily basis?
I guess you didn't...
I used about 2 years a HTC Desire phone and I hadn't had this issue (reboots) or any other issues. I still have this phone but I do not use it anymore because I use my big HD display phone: Galaxy Nexus (GSM version - I'm from Europe).
67. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I had Android and yes I had to reboot and sometimes it did it by itself... about 6 months after i bought it... dont trust me but at least keep it on the back of your mind...
70. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Trust the Apple fanboy about Android stuff? Seems legit, why would we listen to the dumber user?, and sorry but where I'm from, we don't have stupid carrier exclusive or variants that gets left out for updates.
And I really don't get what's is it with you iFans and updates. For me I'd rather have one update to fix all my problems and be stable until the next big update instead of 1 tiny fix every week for some stupid bugs and loopholes so the company appears to care.
40. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
oh you poor poor boy, mind telling me how you fully close your apps? And don't tell me to double tap the home button and x off apps, that's just clearing your recent app history, not clearing your RAM.
Btw, the only time I had to pull the back and battery of my S2 was to change my 8GB sd card to a 16GB one.
Beside, even if it did "crash" and hang up, pulling the battery will most definitely fix it wherever I am. Unlike an iPhone when crash, you'll have to wait till you get home to plug it to your PC to reboot it.
45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
That is how you close apps. In iOS apps enter a freeze state which uses RAM. you can close the app the way you described which clears the RAM. however in iOS that's usually not necessary because the OS will clear RAM as needed and remove apps from their freeze state.
48. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Oh is that what you believe? Well, an article on PA about iOS's fake multitasking begs to differ. When you x off an app, it doesn't clear the ram at all, it still remains in a freeze state that only fully closes when more RAM is needed to open another app.
50. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Google it and find out. If an article said that it's wrong. Either that or your reading comprehension is off.
I use an iPhone. If you x an app out its no longer in a freeze state. It's very simple to confirm.
71. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
61. Lavi23 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
"Android on the other hand requires frequent battery pulls and reboots."
You know this because:
1. you secretly have an Android phone
2. you heard someother iPhone fan
You have to use it to know it!
This remark goes to a 5yo boy...
10. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
and it will be something revolutionary because apple did it.
11. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Google rushed the s**t out, while Apple is already preparing it. Quit whinning fandroids.
You can even use a picture to unlock nexus, that's quantity not quality.
12. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
In case you're late on news, just like Apple, Face Unlock with Samsung now requires you to blink, and I'm sure Google will adopt it soon enough too. So pictures won't work, and if you're dumb enough to give a video of you blinking to the camera, you should probably switch to iOS.
21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
He's right google rushed something that doesn't work well.
35. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Face unlock was never made to be super secure like password or pin lock. Even on ICS when you choose the type of lock it says it's the least secure out of the 4. It was initially meant as a quick way of unlocking your phone as well as prevent unwanted access from strangers( eg. snatch thieves) who most likely won't have a picture of you.
Samsung then made it more secure such that a regular picture just won't work anymore, but still rather quick as long as you blink fast.
Judging from the way Apple does it, it will probably take the iDumb about 5mins to scan your face and calculate the distance between your eyes and nose or some crap like that. Not to mention the lighting problems
38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Yea you're right. Apple is known for taking ideas and implementing them worse /sarcasm.
49. frydaexiii (Posts: 1456; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
For one they did screw up the stolen notification bar. They can't even steal it right lol
52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
How did they screw it up exactly?
64. Lavi23 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
You again... Did you use this feature too?
Hmm, an iPhone fanboy using an Android phone....
63. Lavi23 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
Poor boy. You're so sad... :(
You want to use this feature but you aren't able.
Poor little iPhone fanboy do NOT cry! This will eventualy come to your phone too and you'll be able then to unlock your phone too with your face. Just wait a little longer.
14. urth_key (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
"Another feature would allow a device to lock if a human face hadn't been seen over a certain period of time."
I think this feature is on a Samsung phone.
(Read 2nd line of the 2nd paragraph.)
15. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
What the hell... Now instead of all us cool Android users using face unlock we have to see all the snobby rich iPhone kids doing it too? I thought this was supposed to be unique to Android, i'm not using it anymore.
16. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
How the hell is this supposed to work on iDevices,
don't all Shē€₱™ L°•°k the sAme??
17. KickRocks (Posts: 168; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
Its really sad that google or other companies who support android and truly innovate with ideas such as facelock which has been out for a while now DO NOT PATENT THESE IDEAS. The reason why apple is successful is because they take/steal an idea, tweak it or change it slightly, patent it, call it innovation and then sue other companies for using the technology that they INVENTED just never PATENTED. Apple is no innovator however they are very smart. They should have been sued for using "Innovative" features in OS 5.0 (Notification bar) but yet that idea was never patented by google, at least to my knowledge.
22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Google has filed a patent for notifications. You're very naive if you think only Apple patents technology.