Apple gives the reason for failure of Face ID at launch event

The new iPhone will include facial recognition as a security measure

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Face ID didn't work properly at first attempt, prompting the executive to use his passcode to unlock the device.

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There was also the possibility that someone other than Federighi tried scanning his or her face on the iPhone X and failed, causing the passcode screen to pop up.

The iPhone X equips a near bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina HD display with HDR, a 2,436 x 1,125 resolution and 458 PPI pixel density.

There's still no 3.5mm headphone jack, but for the first time, the iPhone will support Qi wireless charging.

The iPhone X will also support "animoji" - animated emojis that uses AR technology to map your face and transpose your movements to certain Emoji, creating stickers and animated voice messages Naturally, the company has also partnered with Snapchat to optimise masks and filters for the iPhone X's new AR capabilities. Apple has said that the Face ID was more accurate than the Touch ID and it was incredibly fast, all because Apple engineers were using some cool specific technologies such as depth sensing and structured light sensor to enable this new feature.

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What safeguards has Apple implemented to prevent the unlocking of the iPhone X when an individual other than the owner of the device holds it up to the owner's face? "Apple calls its Face ID feature as the" future of how we'll unlock our phones".

The iPhone X uses the same camera technology as the iPhone 8 Plus - a dual-camera setup with a telephoto and wide-angle lens.

You can preorder the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from 15 September, and it'll be available from 22 September. A 64GB edition is $999 while the 256GB version is $1,149.

Face ID projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots.

So, despite the fact the incident lasted only about 10 seconds, out of a near two hour long presentation, it still has the potential to undermine confidence in the company's claims. If everyone used Face ID, and that data made it into the wild, identity theft would take on a whole new meaning.

Half of US adults already have their images in some federal, state or local facial recognition system through a combination of databases of people who have been arrested or convicted of crimes, along with ledgers of people who hold driver's licenses, passports and visas, the 2016 Georgetown report found.

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It uses a new TrueDepth front-facing camera and an infrared sensor to scan the user's face.

It's faster than ever before, too, recording 4K video at 60fps and slo-mo videos in 1080p at 240fps.

There have been pervasive fears that Face ID will be less reliable than the fingerprint-based Touch ID, which were foother boosted after the demonstration went wrong.

The system is accurate to one in a million users, compared to Touch ID's one-in-50,000 accuracy.

They have additionally sought to raise awareness about the massive commercial databases kept by Facebook and Google, both of which in some circumstances use facial recognition technology to identify people depicted in photos users upload.

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