Apple denies reports of reducing the accuracy of the facial recognition system in the latest iPhone to face the production of the $999 handset. According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has lowered the bar for the iPhone X’s 3D sensor system which is used to unlock the phone, authorize payments and augment photos, just a week before the handset release next week.
Breaking the old trend to not revert back to any of the rumours immediately, Apple, in a flat statement, has denied the truth of the report and has further added that the FaceID in the iPhone X will be set as the new gold standard for facial authentication. Again, these are robust words for a company that usually just puts out the same canned information about how it doesn’t discuss rumours when these kinds of things pop up.
The report, published by Bloomberg, not only mentioned that Apple has reduced the security of iPhone X facial recognition but also claimed that even the downgraded version of FaceID will be far more reliable and secure than TouchID, and the probability of someone other than owner unlocking the mobile phone is one in 50,000. FaceID of the Apple iPhone X uses 3D facial recognition to unlock the phone and is also used to enable users to use the ApplePay. Although FaceID failed to work during the official presentation when Apple blamed it on the other people handling the phone prior to the presentation.
Apple’s launch of iPhone X in India is one of the most awaited events for the company in India, as the recently launched iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is said to not meet the expected demands and people still awaits for the upgrade for the iPhone X. The FaceID feature is one of the main reasons behind the struggles that Apple faces with the lag in productions. The microscopic precision and fragility of the components, added up to Apple’s target to produce tens of millions of sensor arrays has put both the suppliers and Apple under immense pressure.
Apple has also warned that children under 13 and twins should not use FaceID in the iPhone X because there is a greater chance that anonymous people could gain access to their handsets.