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Apple iPhone X Production Slowed by Facial-Recognition Parts Snafu

Apple iPhone X Production Slowed by Facial-Recognition Parts Snafu

The company published a white paper Wednesday on Face ID security, alongside an update to its website's privacy section.

If the last two years are any hint, it has become more profitable to target Apple products, including its iCloud, iPhones and Macs.

So, uh, remind me - how does this thing work?

By default, Face ID requires you to look at your iPhone. Romeo throws in no less than 30 000 near-infrared beams at your face projecting a pattern onto it, while Juliet is the infrared camera that collects and infers the depth perception by calculating where the lines break via an algorithm. Apple later said the Face ID technology had been inadvertently disabled beforehand.

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What if someone makes a really good mask?

"An additional neural network that's trained to spot and resist spoofing defends against attempts to unlock your phone with photos or masks". Apple also lays out exactly what it's storing: infrared images of your face captured when you first start Face ID, the mathematical representations of your face it calculates during that enrollment and whatever other images the phone deems necessary to account for changes to your face (a beard growing over time, for example). If you want convenience, go ahead and use Face ID.

As for what's going right with Face ID, beyond the massive demand it seems to be helping to fuel, there are a few items of note. The company claims the data never leaves the device and isn't ever sent to Apple.

The new site and the white papers essentially outline Apple's commitment to privacy as it introduces more personal and potentially sensitive features and services.

Facial recognition information is stored in the same Secure Enclave that fingerprint data is stored.

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Good question! Seasons change. To compensate, Face ID creates a new model of your face each time you unlock your phone. The system keeps recent images and uses them to allow unlocking if they are close enough to the registered image. It's smart about how it handles unlock failure, too. "[If] Face ID fails to recognize you, but the match quality is higher than a certain threshold and you immediately follow the failure by entering your passcode, Face ID takes another capture and augments its enrolled Face ID data with the newly calculated mathematical representation".

Beyond being the butt of many jokes during Apple's big reveal, Face ID is causing worry over users' security and privacy. Oh, and also, Face ID might not work as well for kids.

During its press conference earlier this month, Apple said Face ID will provide much better security than Touch ID, its existing home button and fingerprint sensor feature.

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