Future AirPods could identify you by the shape of your ears

It’s not the most obvious route for someone with bad intentions to take, but theoretically AirPods have a possible security loophole built in, in the form of Siri. Since the first generation of Apple’s true wireless earbuds, users have had access to Siri, which could potentially tell anyone the contents of the connected iPhone without unlocking it, as long as the wearer is close enough.

But a new patent application, spotted by Patently Apple, suggests the company is pondering ways of closing this possible exploit, and it has come up with two solutions.

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