10-year old unlocks his Mother's Apple iPhone X as Face ID gets fooled

With the majority of PhoneArena readers who participated in our poll saying that they don’t trust Face ID, the video we have for you to look at sitting at the top of this story is extremely relevant. A video made by an Apple iPhone X owner shows her tenth anniversary model getting unlocked by…her 10-year old son! We don’t want the kid to get a big head, but according to Apple’s data, this young man is one-in-a-million. After all, that was the failure rate that Apple gave for Face ID.

Apple has said that kids under 13 have a better chance of fooling Face ID “because their distinct …


Security firm beats Face ID with a mask

Security firm Bkav has allegedly created a mask that has defeated Face ID. If you’ve been Rip Van Winkling your way through the last two months, we should tell you that Face ID is the security system that Apple uses on the Tenth Anniversary iPhone X model to replace Touch ID. Because the premium handset features an edge-to-edge screen and has very slim bezels (4mm wide), Apple had to come up with a way to replace the fingerprint scanner that powers Touch ID. So the gang in Cupertino decided to use a facial recognition system to unlock the device and verify Apple Pay transactions.

Apple …

Is Apple really giving away your Face ID data to developers?

The Apple iPhone X uses Face ID, an innovative and highly advanced system to get a unique 3D scan of your face that allows the phone to recognize it is you looking at it in a split second. Having that data stolen is naturally a big privacy concern, but Apple has gone out of its way to reassure customers that their Face ID data never leaves the phone and is securely, encrypted on the phone itself.
But now, reports have surfaced that Apple will actually give your face data to developers. Publications of all ranks including the likes of Reuters …

Executive says Apple never tried to embed Touch ID on the back, front or side of iPhone X

During the winter, spring and summer, back in the days when everyone called the tenth anniversary version of the iPhone the Apple iPhone 8, there was a serious question about where Apple was going to put the Touch ID button. After all, the edge-to-edge screen was expected to leave no room for a front-facing  button for the fingerprint scanner. Quickly, rumors spread that Apple wanted to embed Touch ID under the display. And plan B was rumored to be a rear-facing Touch ID button.

The public really was hoping for a Touch ID button that would be placed under the display. Every time a render …

The iPhone X has no fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) at all. How do you feel about that?


The fingerprint scanner is an almost ubiquitous feature if
we talk about recent high-end (and even mid-range) smartphones. Even so, as you
probably already know, Apple decided that its iPhone X will be just
fine without it. Thus, there’s no fingerprint sensor anywhere on the new smartphone. 

 

Previous rumors had it that Apple could try to embed a
fingerprint scanner into the 5.8-inch Super Retina screen of the iPhone X, since the device has no
physical home button. In the end, that didn’t happen. Nevertheless, the iPhone
X obviously does come with an authentication feature: …

Apple reduced accuracy of key Face ID component in order to have iPhone X on time

Apple’s iPhone X security relies hugely on a brand new feature that has never before been put in a phone: 3D face recognition, or Face ID. An array of complex sensors projects more than 30,000 infrared dots onto a person’s face to create a detailed 3D facial map. Apple proudly said the probability of someone else unlocking an iPhone with Face ID is 1 in 1,000,000, much more secure than the 1 in 50,000 chance with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.
But when it came to actually making the iPhone X on time and the tight deadlines, Apple was about …

Top Apple analyst says TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will come to the iPad Pro next year

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, versions of the Apple iPad Pro to be unveiled next year will include the TrueDepth Camera, like the one found on the Apple iPhone X. The camera is used for the Face ID feature on the tenth anniversary phone, which allows users to unlock their handset with a simple glance at the device. At the same time, Face ID also verifies the identity of the phone’s owner when Apple Pay is being used to make a payment.

According to Kuo, with the TrueDepth Camera coming to the Apple iPad Pro, so is Face ID. He believes that Apple is trying to make the high-end …

Android manufacturers now prefer 3D sensing, Face ID over a fingerprint reader embedded under glass?

KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the top analysts in the business right now (and certainly one of the most quoted). According to Kuo, the introduction of the Apple iPhone X last month has Android manufacturers shifting their focus from trying to figure out how to embed a fingerprint scanner under the display, to how they can make a version of the TrueDepth camera with 3D scanning and facial recognition for their upcoming Android models.

Ironically, this comes after both Samsung and Apple spent months trying to get their respective fingerprint scanners to work while embedded under the …

Huawei takes a jab at Apple for iPhone X Face ID fail, vows to deliver "real AI" phone next month

After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Huawei is preparing another high-profile smartphone announcement. On October 16th, the Chinese phone maker is set to unveil the new Mate 10 – a near bezel-less phablet that will be the first to feature the company’s latest Kirin 970 chipset.
Huawei’s marketing campaign for the device has been a bit peculiar, however. The firm has used every opportunity to taunt competing businesses. 
When Samsung announced the Galaxy …

Federighi on Face ID, sunglasses and theft: Shades are not a problem, but getting your iPhone X stolen is

Face ID, Apple’s new security and authentication method for the iPhone X, has been the object of various controversies from the moment it was announced at Apple’s September event. From the perceived failed attempt of Craig Federighi to unlock the iPhone X using Face ID during the keynote, down to legitimate concerns about the security and privacy of users’ data, the system will have a lot to prove when the X launches.

In the mean time, iOS developer Keith Krimbel has emailed Apple with some questions regarding Face ID, and he has got an interesting …