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Your next iPhone could detect whether it’s being used by a thief

Jul 20 2014, 1:08pm CDT | by , in News | Apple

Your next iPhone could detect whether it’s being used by a thief
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iPhones will be able to comb through the usage patterns on particular device and determine whether it is being used by its rightful owner.

Because our ‘smart’ devices remain close to us throughout the day and are the highlight of our days, it is not so difficult to understand why these devices, particularly our smartphones, should be personalized to a higher degree. We are not referring to the outer appearance of the phone such as the covers you choose to put them in but we are talking in terms of how much they understand us and can anticipate our behavior. A new patent application has been published this Thursday by Apple and it is about how the future iPhones and other mobile devices are being experimented by Apple. These experiments can comb through the usage patterns on particular device and also determine whether the phone is being used by the rightful owner or not.

The pattern recognition tools come into play for this system to exist and they cleverly examine everything from location and detected motion, to grammar, vocab and keyboard orientation preferences. The analysis generated from this would then be carried out on a dedicated pattern recognition server based off-site. In case the iPhone detects that the phone isn’t being used by the real owner, a signal will be sent out which will remotely lock the phone and it won’t be in a condition to be used unless a trusted form of authentication is provided. Apple has always been the leader when it comes to smartphone security and this particular new system can be of great help to all iPhone users.

 

source: uspto

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