Apple (AAPL) is imaginging a future where iPhones can track and identify their thieves — Quartz

In Apple’s vision of the future, an iPhone can catch its own thief. According to a patent application filed Aug. 25, the iPhone maker is exploring the possibility of designing devices that covertly capture the fingerprints, photos, videos, and audio of unauthorized users. The proposed technology would use the biometric sensor on a smartphone or tablet to obtain a person’s fingerprints when instructed to…

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