Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated December 13th
 

Topic: Face ID

Video: The iPhone X ultimate Face ID test

11/03/2017, 07:11 pm

A centerpiece feature of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID, which completely replaces Touch ID. Here's how -- and how well -- the technology works in practice.

25 comments

Apple's 'A Guided Tour' video walks users through iPhone X Face ID, Animoji, and more

11/03/2017, 02:11 pm

To accommodate the millions of new iPhone X users, Apple has posted "A Guided Tour" on YouTube, showing users Face ID, Animoji, Portrait Lighting, and new gestures used to navigate the phone.

4 comments

Privacy advocates express concern over Apple allowing developers to use iPhone X Face ID camera

11/02/2017, 08:11 am

A series of privacy advocates are taking issue with Apple allowing developers to use the TrueDepth camera central to the Face ID system under limited circumstances -- and with serious restrictions applied by Apple to what coders can use the data for.

18 comments

Super Mario Run, other apps updated to support iPhone X display and Face ID

11/01/2017, 11:11 pm

With Apple's iPhone X due to launch on Friday, developers, including Apple itself, are rolling out updates to take advantage of the device's larger Super Retina OLED display and unique features like Face ID authentication.

1 comments

Tim Cook addresses tax reform, Russian Facebook ads, customer privacy, more in interview

11/01/2017, 10:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with NBC News' Lester Holt on Wednesday to talk about issues affecting the modern tech industry landscape, from tax reform to concerns that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election through a wide-reaching social media campaign.

0 comments

iPhone X tech was originally meant to show up in 2018, Apple's Riccio says

11/01/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple was originally expecting to ship the technologies in the iPhone X in 2018, hardware engineering head Dan Riccio revealed in an interview published this week.

30 comments

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.

47 comments

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.

44 comments

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.

8 comments

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.

4 comments

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.

79 comments

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.

153 comments

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.

35 comments

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.

69 comments

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.

39 comments

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.

39 comments

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.

11 comments

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.

3 comments

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.

30 comments

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.

3 comments