Apple Patent Details Creepy iPhone Face ID Upgrade

Uncovered by BGR, Apple has submitted patents detailing a radical new version of Face ID which can scan the veins and blood vessels in your face. Called “subepidermal imaging”, this somewhat creepy technology actually has clear benefits:

“Assessment of subepidermal features during the facial recognition authentication process may be useful in distinguishing between users that have closely related facial features (e.g., siblings or twins),” states Apple in the filing. “In addition, assessment of subepidermal features may be used to prevent unlocking of the device by an unauthorized user wearing a mask or using another face replication method.”

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