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Topic: TrueDepth

Advanced TrueDepth camera, Face ID "major drivers" of iPhone X user satisfaction

12/23/2017, 11:12 pm

A consumer sentiment report of early iPhone X adopters indicates that its TrueDepth camera is a "major driver among positive ratings," and that the features it enables--including Face ID and Animoji--are key market differentiators driving interest in the high end phone.

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'Rainbrow' game uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to monitor player's eyebrow movements

12/18/2017, 10:12 am

A new game made specifically for the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera is available to download from the App Store, with 'Rainbrow' using the sensor array as a game controller by monitoring the user's eyebrows in one of the more novel applications of the imaging hardware.

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Apple grants Finisar $390M for research & production on laser tech used in iPhone X

12/13/2017, 08:12 am

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar -- which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

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Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

12/11/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday debuted three new 15-second video spots for the $999 iPhone X, once again looking to lure in shoppers during the critical holiday season.

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Honor's new View 10 phone brings iPhone X-style Animoji to Android

12/05/2017, 06:12 pm

Huawei's Honor brand on Tuesday revealed the Android-based View 10, a new flagship phone that features a direct imitation of the Animoji feature available on Apple's iPhone X.

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Apple's new iPhone X ads tout animoji karaoke & Face ID

11/27/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple on Monday released four new commercials for the iPhone X, all of them concentrating on the device's TrueDepth camera.

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Apple supplier smooths out lens production for iPhone X cameras

11/27/2017, 11:11 am

Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical is reportedly improving its production yields for lens modules on the iPhone X, which may help to explain the rapid reduction in the product's shipping times.

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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

11/22/2017, 12:11 am

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.

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Android smartphones expected to follow Apple's iPhone X lead in adopting 3D sensor tech

11/17/2017, 09:11 am

Looking to keep up with the competition from Apple's iPhone X, a number of Android smartphone makers are expected to adopt 3D sensors for products launching in 2018.

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Rumor: 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID will be powered by 8-core 'A11X' chip

11/15/2017, 11:11 am

In a move that would follow Apple's usual strategy, it's expected that new iPad Pros due in 2018 will feature a beefed up version of the A11 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X lineups, adding two more processing cores into the mix.

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Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

11/14/2017, 11:11 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

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Warby Parker app uses TrueDepth camera in iPhone X to recommend frames that will best fit the user

11/08/2017, 11:11 am

Warby Parker's app update to accommodate the iPhone X uses the TrueDepth camera to go beyond just a virtual try-on of glasses, and recommends styles that suit the user's face shape.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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