Apple buys RealFace, facial recognition software firm

Guys, what do you think about facial recognition
software? For real now, guys. Not the ones we like to
make jokes about; real facial recognition software. You
know, the kind we see in sci-fi movies. Well, Apple just
took another step into making this a reality. Remember
the previous article about Apple including an on-screen
fingerprint scanner? Apple might go one step further with
facial recognition software. They just bought a facial
recognition company, guys. This company is called
RealFace, and it is based in Israel.

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Hold your “real face” jokes, though- Apple is being
serious here. Last year, Samsung launched an awesome
piece of work- the iris scanner- with the ill-fated Galaxy
Note 7. Other companies are stepping up their fingerprint-
scan game. However, Apple does not mess around when
it comes to staying ahead of the competition. Here they
are, looking to do one better in mobile device security
with RealFace.

What is RealFace, you might be wondering. RealFace is
an Israeli-based company which specializes in facial
recognition technology. Their aim is to render passwords
redundant, and they do this by creating a smart biometric
login for mobile devices or PCs. This technology has
potential use in mobile technology, augmented reality
and virtual reality. So, you can see where Apple is going
with this takeover. Apple reportedly purchased this
company for $2 million or more; however, it has not been
confirmed yet.

However, what does this info entail for the next iPhone?
It means that along with the on-screen fingerprint
scanner, the iPhone 8 might have a facial recognition
feature. This means that user authentication can
effectively be hands-free; this makes it more convenient.

However, it is still unclear how the facial scanner will
work. But then, we can expect it to work in a similar
manner to the Samsung iris scanner. Well, the future is
here, folks. Don’t say that you did not know.

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