Apple has touted that Face ID is more secure compared to Touch ID. This is because it can’t be fooled by photos, and unlike fingerprints which can be lifted, it’s hard to “replicate” a face as Apple has worked with mask makers to try and teach its system to be able to detect real faces from masks.


However if there is one area that Apple has acknowledged Face ID can fail in, it would be amongst family members that look like, especially identical twins. Now if you were hoping that Apple would have improved upon Face ID with their new iPhones, it doesn’t seem to be the case as in the video above, twin brothers Niko and Marko Martinovic show how they managed to get past Face ID on the new iPhone Xs Max.

Like we said, Apple has put a little caveat/disclaimer about Face ID protection again twins and family members that closely resemble each other, so it is something that we are aware about. However we’re sure that there might be some who are hoping that Apple would have addressed some of these issues with their new phones.

Perhaps these improvements will come about in future iterations of Face ID, but for now it doesn’t really seem like much has changed, at least on the twins front.

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