Apple has filed a patent for a light sensor on the back of its watch that can authenticate users. In other words, you can unlock the device automatically whenever you install it. I, for one, welcome my wrist ID overlord.
The idea behind the Wrist ID unlock technology is deliciously simple: a component behind a wearable fire light in the user’s wrist. It is then used to generate a field image of the region. This vein filled portion of each person’s arm must be unique like a fingerprint, which means that the scan will be able to ensure you Which put on Apple Watch.
If you want more information about how it works, You can read the full patent here.
The more I think about the ability of Wrist ID, the better I feel. Yes, I usually only turn off my Apple Watch once or twice a day, but typing in a physical passcode seems archaic – and very annoying for such advanced hardware.
I also wonder if this additional protection can be extended to other devices. One of my favorite Apple Watch features is how it can be used to automatically unlock your Mac – and it would be great if there was a way when Wrist ID would work in a similar way with your phone Could. Actually getting it is more complicated than you think (can someone pick up your phone and unlock it?), But we can dream, right?
Of course, there are some things to consider before expecting it to appear in the next Apple Watch. The first line has potential technical issues with Wrist ID. Apple Watch Already Has Tattooed Skin Problem – And although it seems to have improved over the years, questions still arise as to how well such technology would work on inked areas or darker skin.
Secondly, we have to understand that just because Apple has applied for a patent does not mean that technology will ever see the light of day.
Despite this, I choose to believe. The Wrist ID would be an excellent addition to the Apple Watch, and I’m sure the company can shed a load of interesting stuff with the technology as it is implemented.
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Published January 11, 2021 – 10:23 UTC