Apple is really thinking about the privacy with Apple Glass
There are many problems with a Google Glass of privacy violations. If somebody films you with their phone then obviously that you’re on camera. In fact, you can move away, or else, cover your face or ask the person to stop filming. Of course, with Google Glass, there is a only clue that the footage was being taken a small light on the camera.
After all, Apple Glass, iPhone maker’s upcoming smart glasses. Apple seems to heed of the controversy. A new patent also, spotted by Patently Apple. Which recording can be made obvious to bystanders that would prefer just not to be caught on to the camera.
Of course, there is one option explored by Apple and it is making the camera module removable. As well as, the absence of a camera module also, makes it clear that the wearer wasn’t capable of filming. But it would make the frames lighter for those people who are not interested in documenting their daily life.
The Apple notes: The issue of Google Glass Explorers found when it was banned by the movie theatres. In fact, “The modular accessory makes it possible for the venues just like bars and theaters. Just to ban modular accessory still allowing the HMD frame. Just, (without the accessory) into the venues,” the patent reads.
But what will happen when the camera module is in place? Like Google. In fact, Apple also imagines using lights just to show the device is recording. But in original smart glasses, just trying to get this ensures that the camera simply doesn’t work.
In fact, the patent describes that how the lights on to the camera can pulse in an encrypted pattern. Of course, with the lens capturing reflections also recorded environment. If the camera can not detect patterns then the recording could be disabled and it is according to the patent. “If the encrypted pattern can not be detected that means the user has disabled or blocked the LEDs. The controller may disable recording of the video’s captured by a camera.” the patent also explains.
There are two options combine: Apple has suggested a different alternative that the camera is always embedded, but just disabled till a modular key is attached to the frames. In fact, it would enough that it is presence alert others that they’re being filmed. “In fact, both cases presence that modular attachment would be indicated to the persons in the environment they being recorded.” the patent explains it too.
Patents are not always indicative of the technology which will make it into a product. But Apple is thinking about giving the big focus on privacy it has had in recent years.
Apple Glass is widely tipped at some point, but the question is that when divides the usual tipsters. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also, says that we won’t see the product until 2022 “at the earliest”.
Jon Prosser also, predicted last year that wearable arrive any day now. And also, tipping a launch of “March-June 2021.” Few days left for this prediction that it will come true.
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