At Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone event yesterday, most of the attention was showered on the new iPhone X, which comes with ground-breaking features like an edge-to-edge screen, facial recognition ID-and a price tag of a whopping $999.
During the iPhone X announcement, the smartphone was revealed to have an all-new design with no home button, powered by the A11 Bionic chip, and with support for wireless charging, among many other features. Apple have already stated that Face ID is protected by the same Secure Enclave that keeps Touch ID safe, meaning that all processing will take place within the device itself rather than on the cloud. He then tried again with the same phone and the instead of unlocking, the iPhone asked for the passcode.
For a less drastic solution, IT should keep an eye on the MDM capabilities in the iPhone X. Admins can disable Touch ID through MDM, so it wouldn't be a surprise if that's possible for Face ID as well.
The "biggest leap forward since the original iPhone" may not be entirely innovative compared to some truly groundbreaking Android devices, but as always, Apple manages to take a number of very promising technologies and even an immersive design concept to the next level.
That's not going to stop people from saying Face ID is a failure and a dud, but it is a plausible explanation and fits with what we saw during the keynote.More news: A startup called Bodega wants to put real bodegas out of business
On top of this, Franken wants to know more about how Apple trained the Face ID algorithm, and seeks assurances that third parties will not be able to access or be granted access to Face ID data.
In a statement, Apple said, "People were handling the device for stage demo ahead of time and didn't realize [sic] Face ID was trying to authenticate their face".
The iPhone is created to ask for the password when the Face ID fails to detect a face correctly. It projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots onto your face to build a mathematical model of your features.
Does Face ID perpetually search for a face, and does Apple locally retain the raw photos of faces used to unlock the device?
Face ID succeeds the fingerprint-based biometric technology, called Touch ID.