Apple iPhone 8 Overshadowed By iPhone X

Posted Сентября 28, 2017

Apple's new iPhone X won't be available until later this year, but the company is revealing a bit more information about how the facial recognition features of the new phone will work.

New iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models went on sale last week, but the new high-end iPhone X won't be available until November 3 following production troubles this summer involving its screens, which are using organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, technology, as The Wall Street Journal recently detailed. This helps develop the stored picture of the face. This is a real possibility, and could be a concern if users don't intend to do so and leave them vulnerable after the device is locked unknowingly.

All of the Face ID data is encrypted and stored in what Apple calls the Secure Enclave, a separate chip within recent iPhones that acts as a vault for highly system sensitive data.

"There's no ideal system, not even biometric ones", he noted on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater. Another presentation technology, September 12, Apple's Vice President Phil Schiller admitted: "If you have an evil twin, you really need to protect your sensitive data with a password".

Dozens of users have reported hearing a crackling sound in their earpiece when talking on the phone. Prior, Apple began installing new encrypted software in its products, which would protect devices from being unlocked through court orders or random password attempts. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation was successfully able to hack the phone, the event set a standard regarding the government's ability to crack even the most "encrypted" devices. Time will tell whether this will prove a sufficient barrier, but it does at least suggest that a dummy face will have to be very sophisticated to trick Face ID. But if iPhone X users miss Touch ID enough - or if Samsung succeeds in implementing in-display fingerprint scanning for its Galaxy S9 smartphone - maybe Apple will reconsider the idea. "You're the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of your privacy". This is a simple way to disable Face ID quickly and surreptitiously. Despite Apple's claims of durability, third-party tests have shown the glass to be pretty fragile and easy to break loose in drop tests.

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Time to authenticate the latest bloatware with my face.

The new flagship phone is reportedly being hit with production delays because of the technology used for Face ID authentication, a feature that lets you unlock your phone by simply glancing at it.

No specific information has been offered about how the anti-spoofing neural network works, but the company made sure to point out that using Face ID doesn't mean that Apple will collect photos of users' faces. Say, for example, you get a nasty scar on your forehead and the iPhone X doesn't recognize you. It doesn't explain all of the technology behind it - much of which is secret and belongs to Apple - but makes clear how the phone ensures that the detailed information it collects is kept secure, as well as how the phone is kept safe.

The paper delineates many interesting things about Face ID.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple's suppliers are facing issues with the production of the 3-D sensing modules that the device employs for its signature face-based unlocking feature.

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