Apple presents Optic ID, the iris recognition used by the Apple Vision Pro

Optical ID

Apple has used the technology biometric to ensure safety for several years. It started with Touch ID, a fingerprint unlocking system, and then introduced Face ID, a security system based on facial detection. A long time later and with the presentation of the Vision Pro glasses, Apple has presented Optic ID, its new iris recognition system which guarantees the safety of this new product.

Iris recognition comes from the hand of Optic ID

La uniqueness of each individual's iris is the key to how Optic ID works. The probability that two different people will have identical irises is extremely low. In fact, the probability is 1 in 10 to the power of 78, extraordinarily low. And that is the basis of iris recognition systems: each iris is unique.

Apple Vision Pro Infrared Sensors

Inside and facing the eyes, the Apple Vision Pro has a complex eye-tracking system made up of LEDs and infrared cameras that project light patterns into each eye. This would allow on the one hand how Optic ID works and on the other handling visionOS interface without the need for an external element in the form of mouse.

Apple ensures which Vision Pro have been designed to guarantee the privacy and security of the user. All information generated from Optic ID is stored inside the device on the processor Secure Enclave with the aim that only the user can access that information and not Apple or third-party developers, as is the case with Touch ID or Face ID.

It is still one more step, in this case, in the evolution of biometric technology that allows Apple find new ways to protect our devices. In this case, Optic ID works in a similar way to Face ID but only analyzing the iris and not the key points of the face as this security system currently does.

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