Originally Posted by AppleInsider
What features are you wishing for in iOS 7?
Just three things:
1. Sleeker look. Dump the faux leather, faux cloth, faux stitching. (Easy.)
2. More Siri. Better search, more world knowledge, etc. (Medium.)
3. Biometrics. No more pass codes, just scan your face with the FaceTime camera. (Hard.)
The camera-based biometric recognition is tough but it would be worth it for users.
Maybe a 130 or 180 degree sweep around your face would be required, to eliminate
spoofing with high-resolution conventional photographs. Or maybe you would speak
your own passcode, which would involve analysis of your face muscle movements with the
FaceTime camera plus analysis of your voice signature. Even if someone else knows your passcode,
they can't unlock your iPhone.
Of course, there are all kinds of problems. What happens if you need to wear an eye patch?
What if you change your glasses frames and it throws off the scanner algorithm?
What if you have a cold and your voice sounds different? If you change your hair color / cut?
I suppose you could fall back on the old 4-digit "simple" or non-simple longer passcode.
Or even some kind of 2-step authorization.
Edited by SockRolid - 3/30/13 at 10:09pm