However, it looks like Apple has found a way to ensure that its iPhones aren’t that easily fooled. As per a report by Apple Insider, Apple has filed a patent for a technology that will make FaceID even more secure. A patent filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office says “wien matching for difficult biometric authentication cases”. The patent, according to Apple Insider, suggests “suggests the use of veins in a face as part of a user’s overall visual identity.” Even though identical may have similar facial features but the two would have different vein patterns.
The report further suggests that the whole system revolves supepidermal images which include features like blood. Vessels.
The FaceID tech was introduced by Apple with the iPhone X in 2017. When the iPhone X was launched there were a few reported cases of identical twins being able to unlock the iPhone X and break through the tech. There were reports about a mother-son duo also able to confuse the FaceID top unlock the iPhone X.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Apple has filed a patent related to veins and authentication. In May 2018, Apple was granted a patent for “vein imaging using detection of pulsed radiation.” It’s important to note here that Apple files a lot of patents and is gratned also but not every feature actually reaches the end product.