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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18. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
I thought the face unlock was exclusive to ICS? I hope Google acquired a patent for it. What Apple plans to do is get this patent, then go after Google on ICS.
25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Apple patent is for a different way to implement it so Google hasn't and cannot patent the way Apple does it.
You can't patent the concept of face unlock. You can patent a specific way to implement it. Just like Apple couldn't patent a touchscreen, but could patent he unique and revolutionary way you interacted with an iPhone.
27. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
"The unique and revolutionary way you interacted with an iPhone."
Again, thanks for the laugh Mr.ApplePR
30. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Be honest with yourself and you'll see I'm right. Before the iPhone you used a track or stylus along with qwerty keyboards.
Just the touch scrolling and pinch to zoom totally changed web browsing on a mobile phone. Before that it sucked. I remember as I had windows phones and blackberries.
34. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I'm not denying that Apple was the first to make a phone with a touchscreen that was actually a pleasant experience to use.
I was just laughing at your word choice. It's almost like you've been watching too many Apple ads... "unique and revolutionary" just cracked me up. That's all.
65. Lavi23 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
"You can't patent the concept of face unlock."
... but you can patent the square! (if you're Apple)
55. KickRocks (Posts: 122; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
As long as there are people like taco50 around, apple will live long and prosper.......It is clear what his favorite refreshment is, Apple juice!! Drink on man, drink on
58. Daniel2324 (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
taco50 posted on 2 hours ago 2 1
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.
thank :LG for the iphone that you love so much. oh btw thanks samsung aswell since most of the iphone parts came from samsung. :)
60. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
daniel you are dumb ok the Prada argument is old.. ok has been discussed plenty of times... Apples pays for parts ok.. nothing is given to Apple is a win for Apple and Samsung as they now make cellphones worhty of a second look unlike old samsung models that didnt offer anything new to the table...
66. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Did the prada have pinch to zoom and swipe gestures and kinetic scrolling and a webkit browser.
Nope :). Say thanks Apple for my great phone I can enjoy because of you.
68. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
the Prada didnt sell back then and the new Prada well didnt sell either
72. frydaexiii (Posts: 1318; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
lol, you iFans are a sad sad bunch. All your arguments proven wrong time and time again, and when you lose eventually, you pull that, "If it weren't for Apple, you wouldn't have Android". Face forward loser, dwelling on past successes gets you nowhere.