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Your face may soon unlock your iPhone

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Apple has acquired Prime Sense and RealFace, two notable facial recognition companies. It is rumoured that Apple is doing this because it wants to deliver a bigger screen for its new iPhone.

Washington

ONE of the major new features expected in the next iPhone is a new way to unlock the smartphone: with your face.

At first blush, this may not sound like a big deal. Android has had a version of facial recognition in its operating system, called Face Unlock, since 2011.

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