That way, Apple would make sure that only we could read our phone’s display

The newly protected patent of the Cupertinos would pair the iPhone with glasses.

It has been speculated for years that Apple may come up with not just a premium VR headset, but an AR, or augmented reality glasses.

When this will happen, or whether it will become anything at all, is still a mystery, but thanks to a recently adopted patent, we may already have some idea of ​​what a breakthrough the gadget could bring in protecting privacy.

As stated in the Patently Apple spotted, Apple has secured a solution that makes the iPhone ‘s display readable only when viewed through a pair of glasses. To calibrate the function, you must specify the type of glasses the user is wearing (eg, myopia, farsightedness).

The patent itself runs under the title “Visualized Graphic Outputs and Standard Graphic Outputs on an Electronic Device,” and mentions a feature referred to as Privacy Eyewear, which can be roughly translated as privacy goggles.

“In some embodiments, the user may calibrate the graphics to intentionally obscure the content displayed on the screen of the device (iPhone). If the user wants privacy or does not want a nearby person to see the contents of the display, the user may interact with the graphics calibration to make the display unreadable. “

– writes the documentation of the Cupertinos. Another interesting feature of the patent is that it also mentions Face ID profiles, which can also recognize the user by changing the hairstyle, beard or glasses. However, this is still lacking in Apple’s facial recognition technology, which doesn’t always cope with more radical redesigns.

As with all such news, it’s important to note here that Apple protects hundreds of patents each year, very few of which come back in finished products. If, on the other hand, the Privacy Eyewear feature could be a serious weapon for the future Apple Glass, and of course it could work with traditional glasses.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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