The patent and trademark United States has registered a request by Apple for a technology of personal identification through the iPhone. Reported about it the portal Apple Insider.
It is expected that the technology will allow you to use your smartphone instead of a passport. The idea is based on the transmission of encrypted data from a protected storage to the requesting information on.
The company plans to transfer the information from the gadget using radio frequency identification technology — for example, through NFC, which is already used on most smartphones. According to the project developers and protection from unauthorized access to ensure technology biometric verification with Touch ID and Face ID.
The concept of broad scope: it can realize and private companies (e.g. transmission system for employees), and state (at passport control).
The publication stresses that the Apple weekly sends to the patent office a lot of applications, but few of the developed technologies are implemented in the end products of the company.