The following is an excerpt from ALFRED NG | September 14, 2017 | CNET.com |
Since the invention of the password, you've been told to keep yours a secret. Now Apple wants your password to be your most public feature: your face.
That may take some convincing. Most people probably haven't been exposed to facial recognition technology in their daily lives. To the degree they're aware of it, they may well be suspicious after years of easily tricked facial recognition software and uncertainty about biometrics in general.
Enter the iPhone X, the 10th anniversary edition of Apple's flagship phone, and its Face ID system, which scans your face using an array of cameras and sensors to unlock the device. It's a follow-up to Touch ID, a fingerprint sensor introduced with the iPhone 5S in 2013.
"Nothing has ever been simpler or more secure," Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller said during Face ID's reveal on Tuesday.
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