Apple patent hints facial recognition and 3D selfies are coming to iPhone 8

All signs seems to suggest Apple is gearing up to bring an innovative face recognition functionality to its next-generation iPhone. The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted the Cupertino heavyweight a patent for a mysterious technology that enables “enhanced face detection using depth information” through the application of specifically modified hardware and software modules. While it remains unclear precisely how Apple might integrate the technology with its upcoming iPhone, the patent notes that the facial recognition apparatus will rely on a combination of camera modules, depth sensors and computer imaging techniques to generate depth maps and accurately identify faces in images.…

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