Monday, March 8, 2010

I-Key - Apple I-Phone as a key


IT'S the gadget no one wants to leave home without.

 Soon, people who do leave their iPhone at home may not be able to get back in.

Boffins are busy trying to perfect an application that will allow owners to use their iPhone to open the front door.
Such a development could put an end to the jumble of house keys typically lugged around by home owners.

Instead, users of the "iKey" would simply tap in a sequence of numbers before waving the device over an electronic pad attached to their front door.

The same principle could be applied to cars, with iPhone- owning motorists not only using their phone to unlock their set of wheels, but to start the engine.

While a patent has been filed outlining the technology, there is no word yet on when it will become available.

Making it easier and more comfortable for people to unlock their car, front door and gain access to their office, Apple is planning to replace its traditional door key with a hi-tech alternative nicknamed the 'iKey'.

It is believed that the next model of the iPhone will contain this feature. The application states that the device can communicate with an external device to open a lock. The external device may be any suitable electronic device such as a portable media player, personal data assistant or electronic lock that may be used to access a door, car, house or other physical area.

For safety purpose, the device is likely to be attributed with a feature to encrypt any information that passes between the iPhone and the computer-controlled lock, preventing hackers from "listening in".

1 comment:

  1. Just Wanna Posy : "Punjabi wich key nu key khande hai ?" :P"

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