New Apple patent could give Apple Tablet facial recognition


So, as we sit here, waiting for Apple to reveal their much ballyhooed tablet device to the world, we can’t help but imagine what kind of crazy technology Apple’s “next big thing” will feature. Well, we did a little digging through Apple recent patent applications, and we’ve come across one patent that could have some truly innovative implications for the imminent Apple Tablet/iSlate/iPad. A newly published Apple patent, titled “Light Sensitive Display With Object Detection Calibration,” describes a technology that would essentially turn your display into an image sensor. Weblogs founder Jason Calcanis tweeted previously that the Apple Tablet has facial recognition features, which could possibly be the first implementation of this display-as-image-sensor tech.

Will the tablet feature display-based facial recognition technology? We’ll know soon enough…

Apple patent application

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