Our browsers these days are a lot smarter where they can help us autofill certain text fields. This makes filling out online forms a lot easier where if you place your cursor in the email field, you might be prompted to fill it out with a saved email address. So a process that might have taken a minute or two can now be complete in a few seconds.

However, it seems that Apple is researching ways of making that process even faster, and it won’t even require your input. According to a recently-discovered patent by AppleInsider, it seems that Apple is looking into the possibility of relying on your gaze to help fill out forms. For example, you could just look at a text field and your cursor could either immediately jump to it or you might be able to fill it up with just a look.

The patent’s description mentions how useful this might be especially for VR or AR devices. “The techniques can be applied to conventional user interfaces on devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The techniques are also advantageous for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality devices and applications…”

It’s an intriguing idea and one that we reckon will tie-in very nicely with Apple’s rumored VR/AR headset. That being said, eye-tracking technology isn’t so new. A recent report has even suggested that Sony’s PS5 VR headset might actually come with such a feature.

In any case, as with most patents, it’s hard to tell if Apple ever plans to make this a reality, so don’t get your hopes up just yet.

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