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Topic: Face ID

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All 2018 iPhones likely to adopt Face ID biometrics, TrueDepth camera if consumer response is positive

09/19/2017, 06:09 pm

With the launch of Face ID on iPhone X, and the subsequent removal of Touch ID, users are wondering whether Apple's legacy fingerprint biometric solution is dead in the water. According to one analyst, that answer depends as much on the public reception of the new facial recognition system as it does technical hurdles involving an under-screen Touch ID system.

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Apple's Craig Federighi details Face ID in new interview [u]

09/15/2017, 05:09 pm

In a brief interview on Friday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi answered a few questions about the Face ID facial recognition feature that will ship out to customers in November, dispelling some of the more contentious rumors, providing background on its development and touting the system's benefits.

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AppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch, but most support Apple's decision to embrace it

09/15/2017, 03:09 pm

It wasn't quite a landslide vote, but AppleInsider readers came down in favor of Apple's decision to highlight and not hide the so-called "notch" housing the camera, sensors and earpiece atop the iPhone X edge-to-edge display.

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Apple's new App Store rules say devs must provide alternative to Face ID for kids under 13

09/15/2017, 01:09 pm

Updated App Store Review Guidelines published this week include a variety of changes, most notably dictating that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13.

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Apple isn't expected to catch up to iPhone X demand before first half of 2018

09/15/2017, 11:09 am

Apple is poised to be able to ship about 40 million iPhone X units before the end of 2017, which won't be nearly enough to meet consumer demand for the redesigned handset with edge-to-edge OLED display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Gripping buttons on both sides of iPhone X disables Face ID, recognition works with most sunglasses

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple software chief Craig Federighi has revealed that Face ID unlock on the new iPhone X will come with a hidden security feature, allowing users to press buttons on both sides of the phone to temporarily disable the facial recognition capabilities.

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Face ID on Apple's iPhone X will be limited to one person per device

09/14/2017, 11:09 am

The Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X will only recognize one face per device, short-circuiting a strategy some people used with Touch ID, according to Apple.

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Apple has been 'all-in' on iPhone X Face ID replacing Touch ID for over a year - report

09/14/2017, 10:09 am

Apple has allegedly been planning for Face ID to be a full replacement for Touch ID for well over a year, a new report claims, refuting earlier claims by the supply chain that the removal of the fingerprint technology is a recent decision.

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