Essentially, Apple’s patent provides for a device to investigate a user’s identity, ostensibly to determine if and when that user is “unauthorized,” or, in other words, stolen. More specifically, the technology would allow Apple to record the voice of the device’s user, take a photo of the device’s user’s current location or even detect and record the heartbeat of the device’s user. Once an unauthorized user is identified, Apple could wipe the device and remotely store the user’s “sensitive data.” Apple’s patent application suggests it may use the technology not just to limit “unauthorized” uses of its phones but also shut down the phone if and when it has been stolen.
How many customers will Apple lose once this shit drops? Probably none, since they seem to be a bunch of brainwashed fanboys/girls. It really is like an abusive relationship you guys have with Apple. They impinge upon your rights or capabilities and you just make excuses.
Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware Electronic Frontier Foundation.