Apple is Testing Facial Recognition to Unlock iPhone 8 [Report]

Apple is Testing Facial Recognition to Unlock iPhone 8 [Report]

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Apple is testing the use of facial recognition to unlock the iPhone 8 in place of Touch ID, reports Bloomberg.

For its redesigned iPhone, set to go on sale later this year, Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face, according to people familiar with the product. This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that’s still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said.

Apple's system can allegedly scan your face within a few hundred milliseconds and can even work with the iPhone laying flat on a table. It takes in more data points than Touch ID, making it more secure, claims a source.

The intent of the new feature is supposedly to replace Touch ID. Earlier today, well regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 8 would not feature a Touch ID sensor as the technology to support behind-the-display recognition is not ready yet.

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Apple is Testing Facial Recognition to Unlock iPhone 8 [Report]
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ZC - July 6, 2017 at 1:04am
Sounds similar to the iris scanner on the Samsung phone, that was defeated easily with a picture and contact lenses. Now, facial recognition scans a lot more than the iris, but it still sounds too easy to defeat. I would require more details before I trust it.
Neolm09 - July 4, 2017 at 11:11pm
So they took our fingerprints now they want our faces and eyes, so we heard they can turn on the camera on the phone or laptop without we know about it, so we're pretty much done with data collection of the world , nothing to hide or to keep private.
NoGoodNick - July 4, 2017 at 5:57pm
I'm skeptical, as there are thousands of potential flaws in this process. I'll wait and see what they offer, but if we can't count on a reliable authorized purchasing system, I doubt many will upgrade to the newest devise. They're gambling the entire success of the new iPhone 8 launch on unproven and largely untested procedures.
Chip - July 4, 2017 at 11:27am
Sounds like a sham to me, rumors said the iPhone will have night vision so low light should not be a problem. Also the touch if it's ready already just fixing some minor things. Will just have to see the final product when it comes out with what it will have available.
@Comment - July 3, 2017 at 11:28pm
This is NOT a new feature. There is a jailbreak tweak which does the same thing . Nothing exciting here . I don’t think this would be popular because in order for face recognition to work well, the software needs enough light .
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