Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Apple iPhone X's Face ID: Here are some more details revealed


Apple has given the iPhone X an emergency feature that users can trigger if they're forced by a thief or police to look at the device and unlock it.

In an email posted online by Yoke Remote CEO Keith Krimbel, Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi said that there is a way to temporarily disable Face ID by gripping the buttons on both sides of the device. The so-called glitch even reportedly led to a temporary fall in Apple's market value.

"Federighi also addressed the onstage mishap, where he couldn't unlock the iPhone X using the Face ID the first time he tried". He appreciated Apple on implementing the system responsibly but went on to say that "substantial questions remain about how Face ID will impact iPhone users' privacy and security, and whether the technology will perform equally well on different groups of people".

Apple's all new facial recognition feature called Face ID is in trouble already.


If you're anxious about Face ID failing when you try to unlock your iPhone X because you're wearing sunglasses, don't be. Face ID is a replacement for Touch ID, given that the new iPhone lacks a home button and fingerprint sensor.

That's right, it seems that the iPhone X will only unlock if you're actually looking at the screen. The TouchID has been replaced by FaceID in the smartphone.

E-commerce sites such as AliExpress and Taobao are selling masks for iPhone X users to wear when they are asleep or when they are outdoors and do not wish to have their phones opened by someone else. According to the company, there's a one in a million chance of someone being able to "hack" your phone. Perhaps the fundamental goal of iPhone X was to get as close as they could to an edge-to-edge display. It features Apple's highest resolution phone display: 2436 x 1125 pixels at 458 pixels per inch density (ppi). The borderless display at the front is also well-known at this point, with Xiaomi kicking of the trend previous year with the Mi Mix. At Rs 1,02,000 for 256GB, the Apple iPhone X sets new high for mainstream smartphones' pricing. Adding support for two or three or more faces could make your iPhone less secure.

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