Apple's Newly Patented Glasses Could Potentially Let You Unlock Multiple Devices

A solution to help streamline the user experience.

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Apple has filed a patent for hi-tech glasses that could unlock all your Apple devices. Multiple sources are calling the new technology “Apple Glasses,” and it works much in the same way a user can unlock their MacBook when wearing an Apple Watch.

In the patent, Apple has described the device as “an authenticated device that is worn by a user as a head-mounted device.” Devices are only unlocked when wearers get close enough to them, though Apple hasn’t disclosed yet exactly what this range of distance would be. It’s a solution that helps streamline the user experience across multiple devices by reducing the amount of unlocking a user is required. Moreover, users won’t run into the problem of unknowingly unlocking a device since the Apple Glasses will need “special orientation” from the users for the unlocking function — this could include any number of gestures, like turning to face the device or voice command. Further details of the design remain scarce.

Though no official release dates have been disclosed, some sources have suggested that the Apple Glasses will launch later this year.

In case you missed it, Apple has filed two patents for wireless charging on MacBooks.

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