Apple patent application reveals 3D-based secure facial recognition system

“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.]


  1. Brainless fuckwit. Did you not read the bit about Apple buying a Swedish company that patented the original concept? Is your tiny little brain incapable of parsing the fact that Apple can’t be copying something that they own the fucking patent to? Face recognition has been around for years, lots of cameras use it, but this is to do with rendering a 3D image for added security, which you patently don’t understand. (See what I did there?)

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