One Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent application has been released and it describes a system that wirelessly pairs up mobile devices with fingerprint scanners, voice signatures, and retina scans.
iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner is just the beginning
The iPhone 5S already features a fingerprint scanner which is designed to protect users in the case of a phone theft. This means Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is already using biometrics in some of their devices. Although the fingerprint scanner offers some security, it still has a few flaws. There has been reports that the sensor is sensitive to sweat. There has also been hackers who reportedly have been able to work around the system.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) described their patent in the filing: “Given the prevalence of electronic devices (such as desktop computers, mobile computing devices, portable data storage devices, smart phones, digital music players, and so on) that store data in the modern world, many users may own and/or utilize more than one such electronic device. As such, users may need to wirelessly transfer data (such as music files, preference files, configuration files, document files, movie files, image files, and so on) back and/or forth between the storage media of various such electronic devices in order to make full use out of the electronic devices.”
Biometics technology could go beyond computers
A recent report from the Korea Herald predicts a future where more devices have biometric capabilities. Smartphones and tablets won’t be the only devices to feature such technologies. The report predicts cars, television sets, and front doors could all feature this technology one day.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of those rare companies that doesn’t just make and sell gadgets. Apple constantly reinvents technologies and sets the standard. If any company can utilize biometrics or any other cutting-edge technology, it would be the iPhone maker. This patent application shows us how the tech giant is serious about transforming their products with exciting technology.