Apple files patent for a new privacy feature on iPhones
According to reports, Apple has filed a new patent for a prospective new iPhone feature that will allow users to view content on the display exclusively through special glasses.
According to reports, Apple has filed a new patent, indicating that it is working on a new feature for iPhones that will enable users to watch material on the display alone using special glasses. If the business does release the new data privacy feature, iPhone users will be able to hide what they are reading or watching from other people in their general neighbourhood.
The new patent was filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office earlier this week, according to Patently Apple. This feature is referred to as “Privacy Eyewear” in Apple’s patent, and it is defined as a system that can show “vision-corrected graphical outputs and standard graphical outputs on an electronic device.”
As previously said, only the person wearing the special glasses will be able to see the content on their screen. While the particular details of the “Privacy Eyewear” are unknown, the patent claims that users will be able to “interact with the calibration graphic to purposefully blur the graphical output provided on the device (iPhone) display.”
Anyone who is not using the special glasses will see the content of the screen blurred. Apple’s latest patent also suggests that the Face ID biometric might be used to map additional elements of an iPhone user’s face.
The patent describes a new method that can recognise persons based on their hairdo, beards, moustaches, glasses/ no glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses, among other factors.
It’s worth noting that corporations like Apple frequently submit patents that never see the light of day, so we’ll have to wait and see whether or not the feature gets deployed.
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