Apple files biometric patent report, shows jailbroken iPhone

Apple is rather well known for filing a lot of patents, most of which have yet to go anywhere. However, this one seems rather interesting. AppleInsider is reporting a new filing that shows a biometric scanner that would allow users to use their iPhone or iPod touch much more securely, without it being a hindrance.

Not only could this technology be built into Apple's iPhone or iPod touch, but it could also be used to further secure a customer's MacBook, or other device of the like. It would recognize a vein pattern in the users finger or hand, and unlock by the display being touched. Additionally, a frontwards facing camera could be used to detect retinal patterns. Here's the image included in the patent report, for your viewing pleasure:

Read the whole article @ Neo Win

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