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Topic: Face ID

Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech and lots of glue

11/12/2018, 09:11 am

Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro uses similar hardware to iPhones to offer Face ID, a teardown of the tablet reveals, while the accompanying updated Apple Pencil appears to have a capacitive grid embedded within its slim body, most likely used for the new tapping functionality.

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iPhone XS versus iPhone X - which phone unlocks faster with Face ID

11/04/2018, 11:11 am

The iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max are all packing Apple's second-generation Face ID, an updated version of the biometric authentication system which is supposed to be faster than the version introduced with the iPhone X. Is there actually a noticeable difference between the already-fast and the potentially faster versions in the real world?

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Forensics firm urges police not to look at screens of iPhones with Face ID

10/13/2018, 07:10 pm

While U.S. police are now sometimes forcing suspects with Face ID-ready iPhones to unlock their devices, Apple's technology is simultaneously making that a risky proposition, one security firm is warning agencies.

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Facebook confirms security breach impacted 30M user accounts

10/12/2018, 01:10 pm

Facebook has issued an update for September's security breach, advising the breach affected 30 million users, 20 million fewer than first thought, as well as revealing the kinds of data the attackers had access to during the incident.

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FBI makes suspect unlock iPhone X in first confirmed instance of forced Face ID

09/30/2018, 11:09 pm

The FBI recently ordered a suspect to unlock his iPhone X via Face ID, in the first known example of police doing so anywhere in the world.

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iOS 12.1 beta includes support for Face ID in landscape mode, likely for iPad Pros

09/18/2018, 05:09 pm

The first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, appears to include support for Face ID authentication while a device is in landscape mode, though the option is likely to be reserved for upcoming iPad Pros.

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Apple and the aggressive rollout of its iPhone XS vision for the future

09/13/2018, 11:09 am

Last year, Apple introduced a 'revolutionary' new iPhone X as if it were a futuristic concept car-- alongside the more typical, incremental advancements of iPhone 8. The new X was intended to show off Apple's vision for the future of mobile devices. This year, that future arrived and expanded to become the new normal, fully exploiting Apple's lead with the front-facing 3D TrueDepth camera.

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iPhone XS A12 Bionic chip features 7nm design, next-gen Neural Engine

09/12/2018, 02:09 pm

In revealing the iPhone XS on Wednesday, Apple also detailed its core processor, the 7-nanometer A12 Bionic, which includes a new iteration of its "Neural Engine" for tasks related to machine learning, such as Face ID and animoji.

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Apple's iPhone X nears perfection with iOS 12

09/07/2018, 11:09 am

When the iPhone X launched, it was such a drastic redesign it was great, but still similar to a first-generation product with a host of little frustrations that needed to be worked out over time. With iOS 12, Apple has done just that, finally making the iPhone X what it was meant to be.

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2019 iPhone sticking with Face ID, but Android moving to in-screen fingerprint sensors

09/04/2018, 12:09 pm

Unsurprisingly, Apple does not plan to integrate fingerprint sensors under the screen of its 2019 iPhone, leaving the field open for Android adoption.

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New rumor claims 2018 iPad Pros will be smaller, drop headphone jacks

07/27/2018, 11:07 pm

Apple's anticipated iPad Pro refresh will see both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch models shrink in some dimensions, but also lose their headphone jacks, a report claimed on Friday.

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Apple's latest iPhone X ad uses Face ID to ease password worries

07/08/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple has published a new commercial to its YouTube channel, with a video highlighting the usefulness of Face ID on the iPhone X to help its users stop worrying about forgetting passwords for online services.

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Developer shares proof an iPad with Face ID is coming

07/03/2018, 08:07 am

The latest iOS 12 beta has a new avatar generation feature intended for the iPad that requires a TrueDepth camera system, lending credence to rumors that FaceID iPads are coming sooner rather than later.

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These iOS 12 improvements will help you live a less stressful digital life

06/07/2018, 12:06 pm

iOS 12 has a long-awaited "Digital Health" suite of enhancements, which along with other tweaks will greatly help users live a less stressful digital life. AppleInsider delves into all of iOS 12's quality of life improvements, and talks about how they'll help the iPhone-addicted.

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How to make and use personalized Memoji on iPhone X in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 08:06 pm

In iOS 12, iPhone X users will be able create their own customized Memoji character right in the Messages app. Choose from hundreds of different design combinations to create any number of different characters to use in iMessage conversations, or even FaceTime calls.

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Face ID on iOS 12 allows two different faces to unlock the same iPhone

06/05/2018, 08:06 am

Though it went unannounced at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, the first iOS 12 beta allows two different people to register their face with Face ID on iPhone X, addressing in part one of the biggest downsides of Apple's new biometric authentication technology.

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iOS 12 'doubles down' on performance for iPhone and iPad

06/04/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has debuted iOS 12, bringing better performance to older devices, improved augmented reality, Memoji, FaceTime chats with an entire group, and much more to iPhones and iPads later in the year.

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UBS ups AAPL price target to $210 on increased iPhone X purchase intentions

06/01/2018, 02:06 pm

In a poll of prospective iPhone purchasers, 84 percent of buyers say they'll get a pricey iPhone X or larger iPhone Plus model, pushing UBS to raise AAPL's price target to $210.

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iPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

A major shift in biometric security that enabled Apple to add an edge-to-edge display to the iPhone X, the introduction of Face ID as a replacement for Touch ID was a fundamental change in how users interact with their devices. Six months down the line, Face ID continues to prove the security switch was worth doing.

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Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

05/18/2018, 11:05 am

From its release right up until this month's earnings announcement, analysts have said Apple will discontinue the iPhone X this year due to low sales. While the iPhone X itself might be replaced by new models and not continue for a second year, like the iPhone 7, there is no denying what Apple's premium smartphone has brought to the table.

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