Apple has reportedly acquired a startup involved in AI-based face recognition, lending support to rumors that an upcoming iPhone will offer facial recognition. The deal between Apple and RealFace, an Israeli startup, is said to have gone down for “several million dollars.”
Though the acquisition has not been confirmed, RealFace recently took down its website and basically disappeared from the internet.
RealFace has specifically worked on facial recognition for authentication purposes. That fits with reports claiming Apple may release an iPhone that offers facial recognition log-ins as an alternative to Touch ID.