Apple patent reveals Remote with Touch ID




Apple has received a patent on a technique for adding the fingerprint scanner Touch ID to a remote control. Which could be used for the Apple TV, but from the description it appears that also is thought to link with all kinds of household appliances.

Conscious patent discovered by Patently Apple, a site that has focused on the search for patents are filed by Apple. In the patent a technique is described for the coupling of Touch ID to a remote control for the Apple TV. This should, for example, be possible to recognize individual users, in order to load in, for example, as automatic preference settings. It can also be prevented, for example, children use the unit with this, and the fingerprint can be used to confirm purchases.

Although the Apple TV, and the TV itself, as an example describes the remote control could be used more widely known. Likewise, other devices can be operated with Touch ID. One of the examples is to open a garage door by a scan of the fingerprint. Furthermore, there is the necessary household appliances put down as an example, including fans, heating and kitchen.

Apple Remote Touch ID

Apple not only think of the use of fingerprints for identifying individual users. The concept could also be used in theory with other biometric features. The company from Cupertino, in his patent a number of examples, such as an iris scan. However, how such control should look like is not clear.

As usual, it is unclear whether this is actually working on a product described in the patent. However, Apple is trying its Touch ID to put some time into wider: as the fingerprint scanner after iPhone is also available on iPads. This makes the use of Touch ID to other products not unthinkable.

Apple Touch ID on iPhone 5s The Touch ID sensor on an iPhone 5s.

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