Reply to post: Re: stupidity upon stupidity

Future Apple gumble could lock fanbois out of their own devices

jai

Re: stupidity upon stupidity

I may be wrong

yes, i think you are. the way i understood the patent was that (if enabled) the phone wouldn't require you to unlock the screen via pin or fingerprint sensor if it knows that you are at home. in your home, for most people, it's unlikely that you're phone has been stolen, so the security measures are a pain in the neck.

also, i would expect this feature, if it ever appears, is a user option. so if you don't trust the people you live with, you don't have to enable it.

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