If you thought the selection of apps available on iOS devices now was impressive, wait ’til you hear about what iOS 5 will bring to the table. According to reports online – iOS 5 is going to include face detection technology, and the best part is that Apple will be opening up facial recognition as a public developer API for iOS 5 apps. This means that Apple will be leaving the facial recognition technology in the hands of very capable developers who will probably find some ingenious way to make use of it in their apps.
Apple purchased a company named Polar Rose back in September last year, and it looks like it has finally decided to make use of the technology it gained from the acquisition. Apple will no doubt be making facial recognition apps of their own, hopefully it’s going to be more than just a rehash of Photo Booth on iOS.
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