Apple has been known to mainstream a lot of technology that might be considered to be marginal. Whether you agree with this or not but the removal of the headphone 3.5mm is one example of this risk-taking that mainstreams the whole industry. We say mainstreaming because a lot of smartphone producers are silently cutting out the 3.5mm adaptor in their new models, not all of course, but the industry designs are slowly going in that direction.
Why are we talking about Apple? Because one thing that they are trying to mainstream now that we think is interesting is facial recognition. Now by no means that Apple was the first one to think of using facial recognition as a security tool for your phone, in fact, we give nods to Samsung for beating Apple in that race. But this blog post isn’t about which company is better because there is a lot of opinion about this topic out there. This blog post is about how identification technology is evolving and how it’s going to change the way any businesses with a storefront recognize their customers.