Sometimes people feel that iPad is for a single user and this is a negative point about it. So far, there is no ability for a family to easily use an iPad. No user accounts, and thus no account switching.
However, there are rumors that Apple has planned for each member of a family to own their own iPad without buying to many iPads. One iPad costs $500 each family member would not like to buy one for himself/herself.
According to Patently Apple, the latest patent application shows that Apple is aware of the way people want to use iPads in such a way that they can hand it over to someone who can use it as his own. No sharing of apps and no need to log in and out constantly. This being Apple, they want to do it a little differently.
The patent allows for face detection to be used in order for the device to be reconfigured, based on the user that is detected. Wallpapers, icons, and settings would change depending on the user whose face has been detected using the iPad’s built-in front-facing camera.
Using facial recognition for changing settings is possible. However, at this moment, it is not known whether this would be used by iPad as a security feature.
Still, families craving for iPad would love multiple account support in iPads, whether that involve facial recognition, or not.
Source: iDownload Blog
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