Haters, back off. I will be very clear while saying this. Most people who are lashing out at this new technology brought out by Apple have a few claims (ridiculous claims). They claim that –
- Face ID isn’t new and has been there since Android 4. That isn’t the case. There is a difference between the facial recognition feature implemented in Android and in iOS.
- Face ID is inconvenient. Wrong again. No longer do you need to position your finger on a sensor. Now, all that is needed is a look. Super convenient. Also, it works in the dark too!
- Face ID is insecure. Couldn’t be more wrong. As tested by multiple independent experts, it comes out that Face ID can’t be fooled by pictures, lasers or masks. Additionally, it doesn’t work unless you are looking at the screen. So basically no one can unlock your phone if you are sleeping or looking somewhere else.
- People claim Face ID failed at the Apple demo. That wasn’t the case. The reason Face ID didn’t let Craig unlock his iPhone was because the staff handling the devices before the keynote were looking at it. And those were considered by Face ID as unauthorised attempts to unlock the device prompting entry of passcode.
- Face ID is claimed to be a gimmick. Well, it isn’t. It can be much more useful. Animoji was just an example. There are so many ways the new iPhone X uses Face ID data to manage your device usage and your screen statistics and stuff.
And no, Face ID is different from everything out there. No facial unlocking technology has 3D face scanning, infrared imaging and depth sensing. It involves a lot of super complicated math and coding. So, don’t hate this wonderful tech without knowing shit and being blind Apple haters.