Apple explains that embarrassing Face ID failure during iPhone X launch

  • Apple explains that embarrassing Face ID failure during iPhone X launch

Apple explains that embarrassing Face ID failure during iPhone X launch

The company said later in the week that the failure was born from too many faces playing a role in the demonstration.

Even before Apple's iPhone reveal on Tuesday, the Twitter-verse was starting to fill up with tweets from people who were anxious about how well Apple's Face ID, which was then still a rumor, might work. Its neural network is resilient to gradual changes of appearance, so you won't get locked out as you age or if you wear a different makeup to usual.

"How will Apple respond to law enforcement requests to access Apple's faceprint data or the Face ID system itself?"

The swanky new iPhone X was revealed yesterday alongside the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8S and was dubbed as the company's "greatest leap forward" by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The feature based software makes it harder to trick the camera, whereas with the image based facial recognition technology, a simple picture could trick the camera. He then picked up a back-up demo device, and using it, Face ID finally worked, and he was able to continue with the presentation. It's also the same as the iPhone 7 and 8, so again no better than its own "lesser" tech. It works thanks to the TrueDepth camera installed on the device, which identifies and checks 30,000 invisible dots on your face.

"The difference is probably one or two seconds, but for something you do 80 times a day, having the fastest possible unlock system really matters". And this time, Apple has come up with some unique features such as FaceID, which can scan your face to unlock iPhone X.

In order for Face ID to function and unlock the device, is the facial recognition system "always on/5 meaning does Face ID perpetually search for a face to recognize?" Touch ID which was first introduced through the iPhone 5S in 2013, disappeared from the iPhone X. Or, what if the system fails to identify the actual user, much like the brief demo fail that happened during the recently concluded Apple event.

Concerns about FaceID still remain, however, including whether it will make it easier for thieves or law enforcement agencies to unlock a user's phone without their consent.

As had been widely reported in leaks, the $999 iPhone X was launched on Tuesday with a 3D face recognition that is smart enough to authenticate users if their head is tilted away from the screen. The technology tells your face from others'. It should. If customers are going to spend $1,000 on the iPhone X, they should have an optional setting that places a black status bar along the top of the phone to hide the notch. The few cases that have involved forcible unlocking of a device with a suspect's fingerprint have centered on the Fifth Amendment, which protects citizens from incriminating themselves during a case against them.

"Passwords and PIN numbers are becoming a thing of the past as they can be copied, stolen, guessed or shared easily". There's a one in a million chance someone else's face will fool Face ID.

We have no reason to suspect Apple isn't telling the truth, and the message on the phone's screen after Federighi tried to Face ID-unlock it confirms Apple's story.