Apple Patent Suggests Image Identification Security Measure On iOS, Mac

A new Apple patent application has been uncovered that could make it possible for iOS and Mac users to authenticate their identity without requiring the use passcodes, third-party software or blood samples in order to unlock their Apple product.

According to the patent, the user would be able to unlock their iOS device and Mac through image identification. The system would display an image to the user from their iPhoto or iCloud profiles to then ask the user to identify who or what the image is of in order to issue an unlock of the device. To add additional security, the user could order the system to display additional images, just in case whoever is trying to force their way into your device has beginner’s luck.