Stolen iPhones could eventually capture photo and fingerprint of thieves

Image: Nate Ralph/CNET According to a patent filed by Apple and approved on Thursday, the iPhone or iPad could eventually capture and store a fingerprint, an image, audio, and video of a thief who attempts to use the device after it is stolen. The patent, originally reported by AppleInsider, was initially filed on April 29, 2016. The patent abstract stated that the capture of biometric data could potentially occur when certain “trigger conditions” are met. Additional metadata could be used to complement the information captured on the thief. There are a quite a few options for what could constitute a trigger, including a certain number of failed login attempts, or even potentially using machine learning to determine when to capture the data. Parameters could also be set by the user…


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