Apple Started Work on Facial Recognition After Launching the Original iPhone
The iPhone 8 is projected to launch this fall with a facial recognition system that will either replace Touch ID completely or be offered alongside it, and while many believe that this feature is what forces the company to hold back the device for one more month, here’s some evidence that this might not be the case.
Patents discovered by AI indicate that Apple has been working on facial recognition for at least 3 years, though a series of related patents covering technology or components that would be used on the device date back to 2007. This means Apple started work on the facial recognition system when it launched the original iPhone nearly 10 years ago.
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