Apple Enhancing Face ID Technology Based On New Patents

KEY POINTS

  • Apple has been using Face ID for its flagship iPhones for years now
  • Two new patents show Apple wants to improve it
  • Future Face ID versions may offer better face-detecting features

Apple has equipped its latest flagship iPhones with Face ID technology, which uses a camera to detect an authorized user’s face before unlocking the device. New patents, however, show that Apple wants to make this feature even better.

The current Face ID technology gives users peace of mind knowing that no one will be able to open their device unless they’re present. Based on two new patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is looking at ways to improve how the feature detects authorized users, as well as make the user enrollment process even more secure.

Here’s a quick look at the patents, first spotted by Patently Apple.

Improved face detection

The first patent,

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