Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology works great. In fact, to date it seems that none of Apple’s competitors have managed to create anything close to Face ID in terms of security and accuracy. However, it does not mean that Face ID is perfect. There is still plenty of room left for improvement.
One of the problems with facial recognition systems like Face ID on the iPhone is that you need to more or less stare directly at the phone for it to be unlocked. It is a security feature because it wants to make sure that it is you unlocking it, not someone holding it to your face, although the downside is that it isn’t as easy to unlock compared to using […]
It was largely assumed that when Apple did away with Touch ID on the iPhone that Face ID was the way of the future. However, in recent times, we have been hearing rumors that Apple has not given up on Touch ID just yet, and now a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that we might see the return of the tech in 2021.
Face ID was introduced a couple of years ago to the iPhone X. It was later brought over to the iPad Pro, so the question is, when will it be brought over to the Mac? It does seem like quite a natural transition after all, and the good news is that Apple looks like they are exploring the idea as well.
Apple’s Face ID system has been touted by the company as being one of the most secure ways of logging into your phone. This is because unlike fingerprints, which can be replicated or 3D printed, Face ID cannot be fooled by conventional trickery such as wearing a mask or using a photograph.
Back in 2017, Apple introduced the world to Face ID, its facial recognition system that future iPhones would be adopting. However, when they introduced it, they removed Touch ID in the process, meaning that users could only rely on facial recognition completely, at least as far as biometric security was concerned.
Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced a new feature for iOS users where they will be able to use Face ID to protect the app, meaning that users will need to scan their faces to open the app. This means that users can add an additional layer of security and privacy to the app and prevent others from reading their messages even if their phone is unlocked.
With Apple’s new iPad Pros launched last year, Apple finally brought Face ID technology to its iPads. We expect that this trend will continue this year, but unfortunately it won’t be for the iPad or iPad mini refresh that we have been hearing about. This is according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith who discovered references made to new iPads in the iOS 12.2 beta.
Before biometric security features were used for our smartphones, most phones relied on security features like a passcode, or in the case of Android, a pattern unlock feature. It also presented certain legal conundrums as to whether or not suspects could be forced by the police to unlock their devices (no, they can’t).
For those who aren’t a fan of the iPhone’s notch, the bad news is that you might have to wait a while before the notch design is phased out. This is because rumors are claiming that it could stick around until 2020 at the very least. However it seems that there is a glimmer of hope that the notch design could eventually go the way of the dinosaur.
Apple made an interesting decision to drop Touch ID entirely on the iPhone X in favor of Face ID. While Face ID has proven itself to be a pretty secure way of protecting your iPhone, the downside is that you are required to look at the phone to unlock it, versus Touch ID where you could reach for your phone and unlock it more discreetly.
Facial recognition technology in smartphone isn’t new. Android had a similar feature way back in the day, although admittedly it wasn’t exactly a robust or secure feature that could be easily bypassed by a photo. However it was in 2017 that Apple introduced Face ID, its own take on facial recognition that the company claims is near-impossible to fool.
When Apple introduced Face ID on the iPhones (and eventually the iPad), they ended up removing Touch ID in the process. According to Apple back in 2017, Touch ID was never up for consideration when designing the iPhone X, suggesting that Apple could potentially be done with the tech on its mobile devices for good.
When Apple introduced the TrueDepth camera system in the iPhone X, this meant that the company had to turn to new suppliers for the components necessary for the technology behind features like Face ID. Finisar has been known as the company that supplies to the necessary components to Apple, and now it looks like they might have been bought out.