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April 15, 2018
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Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

A line of code unearthed in Apple’s latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch … Continue reading

March 1, 2018
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Samsung’s attempt to catch up with iPhone X’s Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple’s Face … Continue reading

February 26, 2018
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Samsung mocks the iPhone X notch & Face ID during Galaxy S9 unveil

As 9to5Google has been reporting all day, Samsung today officially unveiled its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship. The devices tout dual aperture cameras, curved displays, and more. As you would expect, however, Samsung was sure to take some … Continue reading

January 4, 2018
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FCC chairman Ajit Pai bails on CES appearance rather than face constituents

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is slated to begin next week in Las Vegas, but one notable speaker has just pulled out of the event. The Consumer Technology Association announced today that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will not be in … Continue reading

January 1, 2018
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Apple Watch celebrates the New Year with fireworks on the clock face

As the hours rolls around in each timezone, Apple Watch owners are discovering a new easter egg to celebrate the New Year on their wrists. When the clock strikes twelve, the Apple Watch watch face lights up with animated fireworks. … Continue reading

December 8, 2017
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Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

Apple’s second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

November 28, 2017
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Cybersecurity experts again trick Face ID w/ 3D-printed mask & infrared eye cutouts [Video]

Earlier this month, a video from cybersecurity firm Bkav made the rounds for successfully being able to “trick” Face ID using a carefully constructed mask that mimicked a real person’s face. Now, the firm is back with a new attempt … Continue reading

November 8, 2017
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Warby Parker is using face mapping on the iPhone X to provide glasses recommendations

Apple’s new TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X is an integral piece of Face ID, but the face mapping data it can provide is able to be used for much more. Popular glasses company Warby Parker is using the … Continue reading

November 4, 2017
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New video shows Face ID fail to properly distinguish between siblings

Apple touts that Face ID is even more secure than Touch ID was, with there being a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to unlock someone else’s iPhone X with Face ID. A new video posted … Continue reading

October 29, 2017
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Face ID, TrueDepth camera component supplies ‘stable,’ technology will span 2018 iPhone line

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2018 model-year iPhone will launch "on time" and with a "stable supply" sporting the existing TrueDepth system, and Face ID user authentication. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 14, 2017
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This week on AI: Face ID on 2018 iPad Pro, foldable iPhones, Qualcomm looks to shut down iPhone & more

Not content to rest for long, the rumor train steamed forward this week with hints of Face ID on the iPad Pro, a stylus-equipped iPhone, and even a foldable iPhone coming several years down the road. Qualcomm, meanwhile, fired another … Continue reading

October 13, 2017
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Apple predicted to ditch Touch ID for Face ID with 2018 iPhone lineup

Apple is going all in on Face ID, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes the company will completely abandon its Touch ID capacitive fingerprint recognition system in favor of the depth-sensing technology when it introduces next year’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2017
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Craig Federighi talks Face ID details ahead of iPhone X launch [Updated]

Update: When asked about the intricacies of Face ID, Apple provided the following comment: Our teams have been developing the technologies behind Face ID for several years, and our users’ privacy has been a priority since the very beginning. Face … Continue reading