“Apple has shown interest in building advanced, secure facial recognition technology that would take a two-dimensional image of a person’s face and render it in 3D for greater accuracy,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The concept was detailed in a new patent application discovered this week by AppleInsider entitled ‘3D Object Recognition,'” Hughes reports. “Assigned to Apple, the new application actually stems from an earlier patent filing in Sweden which the company now owns, thanks to its acquisition of Polar Rose for $29 million in 2010.”

Hughes reports, “By rendering a two-dimensional image of a person from a photo or video in three dimensions, Apple could implement new security features in Macs or iOS devices, allowing it to more accurately identify an individual person.”

More infer and Apple’s patent application illustrations in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]