We’ve been used to the little Apple Pay dance for the last couple of years. Double tap the Home button, authenticate using Touch ID, ping! And voila, it’s paid. On the iPhone X, there’s no home button and no Touch ID. So the process of both invoking and authenticating using Apple ID is different. Here’s how it works.
Apple decided to go all-in with facial recognition with the iPhone X, making it the single biometrics security measure on the upcoming flagship smartphone.
Touch ID is fast. It was fast when it first launched, but now the technology is so quick that simply setting your finger on the Home button and pressing is enough to immediately bypass the lock screen and unlock the handset.
As Apple developed the iPhone X, there were plenty of rumors over the last year suggesting that Apple was trying very, very hard to implement Touch ID into the all-screen design.
Early today, a report from Bloomberg stated that Apple had reduced Face ID component specifications, in turn reducing Face ID base accuracy, to help improve yield and boost iPhone X production.
Soon after Apple unveiled the iPhone X in September, U.S. Senator Al Franken sent the Cupertino company a letter containing several questions surrounding security and privacy while using Face ID. He provided Apple time until October 13, 2017, to answer all the questions raised in his letter.
Earlier this year, when Apple officially announced the iPhone X, it also announced its next big push for biometric security: Face ID.
Earlier this month, Apple announced Face ID, its newest biometric security detail. It will launch with the iPhone X in November, and it’s expected to trickle down to other devices in Apple’s lineup at some point in the future.
Huawei is launching the Mate 10 next month. In anticipation of its release, the company’s social media team is keen on getting the buzz going. Huawei Singapore’s Facebook page has taken a dig at the Face ID unlocking feature which was demonstrated rather poorly with the iPhone X last Tuesday. Although subsequent reports confirmed that it wasn’t as big a deal as the internet made it out to be, Huawei is clearly looking to milk this on social media.
Craig Federighi Believes Concerns Over Face ID Will ‘Melt Away’ When People Finally Use the iPhone X
Craig Federighi has become the go-to person to talk about Apple’s new biometric security feature in the iPhone X, called Face ID, and he most recently spoke with John Gruber to go over some talking points.