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Topic: Face ID

Face ID on iPhone X is just as fast, if not faster, than Touch ID

10/31/2017, 10:10 pm

Much has been said about Face ID on iPhone X, but prospective customers are wondering how the new face-based recognition system performs against Apple's established Touch ID system. In our tests, Face ID is as fast, or in some cases faster, than its predecessor.


Apple emphasizes again that Touch ID for iPhone X was never an option, company all-in on Face ID

10/31/2017, 04:10 pm

Apple has once again reiterated that, despite rumors to the contrary, the company did not intend to have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the display of the iPhone X, and that Face ID was developed to be a full, permanent Touch ID replacement.


2018 iPhone X update expected to focus on reducing costs, won't feature TrueDepth 3D rear camera

10/31/2017, 11:10 am

Apple's forward facing TrueDepth camera system, which powers Face ID on the iPhone X, won't make it to the company's rear facing cameras next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.


PSA: iPhone X videos capture infrared from Face ID dot projector, not visible in real life

10/31/2017, 11:10 am

The proliferation of iPhone X videos in recent days has led to some concern about a flashing light on the front of the device -- but that is just the infrared dot projector being picked up by digital cameras and it is not visible to the naked eye.


Apple's iPhone X passes twin test in early hands-on with Face ID

10/31/2017, 09:10 am

Helping to support Apple's accuracy claims, a video published on Tuesday shows the iPhone X's Face ID system reacting as intended, even when confronted with identical twins.


First look: Apple's bionic iPhone X with Face ID

10/31/2017, 06:10 am

Apple's iPhone X is the company's most dramatic rethinking of the established form, features and functionality of its iconic phone. It packs the highest resolution--and best looking--iPhone display ever into a smaller outline, radically rethinks iOS navigation and authentication and introduces a sophisticated 3D imaging sensor array that enables Face ID and facial tracking for Animoji, gaze detection, Portrait selfies and an advanced new frontier of augmented reality.


Face ID, TrueDepth camera component supplies 'stable,' technology will span 2018 iPhone line

10/29/2017, 11:10 am

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2018 model-year iPhone will launch "on time" and with a "stable supply" sporting the existing TrueDepth system, and Face ID user authentication.


Apple denies it reduced accuracy of Face ID to aid iPhone X production

10/25/2017, 12:10 pm

In a statement, Apple has directly refuted claims that Face ID has been compromised by changes in how it certifies parts for the Face ID system.


Microsoft kills Kinect just as Apple dives into facial recognition with iPhone X Face ID

10/25/2017, 12:10 pm

With days until the launch of the iPhone X and its Face ID camera array, Microsoft's own motion sensing and facial recognition system for Xbox, dubbed Kinect, has been officially discontinued after a long period of languish. AppleInsider explains how Apple and Microsoft's separate facial recognition technologies -- one failed, one upcoming -- both share common roots.


Rumor: Apple dials back Face ID requirements to improve iPhone X production, still better than Touch ID

10/25/2017, 08:10 am

A new report claims that Apple has loosened up testing requirements for the Face ID sensor array to improve yields of both the dot projector and the lenses associated with the system -- but given the timing of the iPhone X unveil and a white paper about the security of the feature, the technology is still 20 times less prone to false positive identification than Touch ID.


Supply chain suggests Apple will only get half of the iPhone X deliveries it wants in 2017

10/24/2017, 08:10 am

New reports from unnamed supply chain sources claim that difficulty in production of the Face ID sensor suite has held up production of the iPhone X so much, that Apple is only going to get about 20 million units delivered before the end of 2017.


AppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company

10/20/2017, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about iPhone 8 production numbers being cut, anticipation for iPhone X, the FCC's useless call for FM radios on iPhones, and Apple buying a healthcare company, and much more.


Sen. Franken lauds Apple response detailing Face ID security

10/16/2017, 05:10 pm

Shortly after Apple introduced iPhone X with Face ID biometric security in September, U.S. Senator Al Franken challenged CEO Tim Cook to address the technology's potential impact on consumer privacy. Apple has since responded in a letter detailing the system's built-in security features.


Apple could diversify Face ID TrueDepth camera supply chain with Largan Precision

10/13/2017, 09:10 am

Apple's iPhone camera module supplier Largan Precision is looking to enter the 3D sensor market that underpins the Face ID technology according to the CEO of the manufacturer.


Apple's iPhone X suppliers 'still struggling' with dot projectors for TrueDepth camera

10/12/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple suppliers are continuing to have trouble making the 3D sensors for the TrueDepth camera in the iPhone X, and in particular the dot projector belonging to the "Romeo" transmission module, according to a Thursday report.


Apple and the future of photography in Depth: part 2, iPhone X

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally famous for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's a look at the future of photos, focusing on new features in the upcoming iPhone X.


TrueDepth Camera with Face ID could limit Apple's iPhone X production to 30M units this year

10/02/2017, 12:10 pm

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has slashed his forecast for iPhone X shipments this fall to between 30 million and 35 million units, though he also told investors that any negative reaction to production issues could make for an attractive opportunity to buy more shares of AAPL.


Apple publishes white paper explaining usage and security of iPhone X Face ID

09/27/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple has taken steps to educate potential owners of the iPhone X about Face ID ahead of its release on Nov. 3, releasing a white paper alongside a support document that explains how the biometric authentication technology works to keep the user's data secure.


Third report reaffirms iPhone X TrueDepth Face ID camera is bottleneck for Apple

09/27/2017, 09:09 am

The advanced new facial recognition system in Apple's iPhone X is the main holdup in production of the device -- a rumor now corroborated by three different publications ahead of the handset's November launch.


Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead to iPhone with under-screen Touch ID

09/26/2017, 05:09 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.