If you are concerned about people peeking into your phone, this news may bring privacy-conscious users to the attention. Apple reportedly filed a new patent, which indicates its current project on a new feature for iPhones that will enable users to view the contents on the screen using special glasses.
If the company releases the latest privacy feature, it will allow iPhone users to hide what they are viewing from other people in their proximity.
Detected Patently Apple, the new patent was registered with the US Patent & Trademark Office this week. Apple’s patent terms this trait as “Privacy Eyewear” and represents the same as a system that can present “vision-corrected graphical outputs and standard graphical outputs on an electronic device.”
This feature would only permit the person using the special glasses to see the content on their screen. While we do not know the exact specifics of the “Privacy Eyewear,” the patent declares that the feature would let users “interact with the calibration graphic to intentionally blur the graphical output presented on the display of the device (iPhone).”
This would significantly dim out the screen’s content to anyone who is not using the special glasses. Apple’s new patent also exhibits that the company could map added features of an iPhone user’s face via the Face ID biometric. The patent suggests a new system that will differentiate between people based on their hairstyles, beard, moustache, glasses, no glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses, among others.
It is essential to remark that Apple has not verified anything at this point. Additionally, companies like Apple often register patents that never see the light of day, so we will have to wait and see if the feature will be released or not.