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IPhone X Demo Gone Wrong?

15 September 2017
IPhone X Demo Gone Wrong?

Somewhat lost in the excitement over the fancy iPhone X is the fact that some of Apple's iPhones instantly became cheaper yesterday as well. When users unlock an iPhone using the fingerprint sensor, the numerical representations stored in the Secure Enclave is matched with the fingerprint given by the user in order to unlock the device. However, when he lifted the iPhone X to his face and attempted to unlock the phone, only to be told to enter a passcode instead.

Animoji relies on the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera system, which can capture facial movements and translate those expressions to the animations.

One big question around the Face Id is its speed and accuracy.

"After failing a number of times, because they weren't Craig, the iPhone did what it was created to do, which was to require his passcode", the source said.

We're LOLing now, but we'll probably see you and everyone else we know in line at the Apple store this November. Apple explained the situation by saying that a lot of people were handling the iPhone X for "stage demo" even before the actual launch. In a statement to Yahoo, the company blamed security failsafes that have been a part of iOS' biometric protection since the release of Touch ID for inadvertently locking the iPhone X down.

United States Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Privacy, Technology and the Law sent a letter to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, with questions regarding the privacy of the new Face ID feature. But because your phone is a gateway to the most personal details of your life-email, photos, banking apps, etc-the privacy risk is too great, so I won't be using it. Apple operating system chief Craig Federighi attempted to demonstrate the technology live on stage, but failed. Just days after Apple announced the iPhone X that replaced the home button's Touch ID for Face ID, Chinese merchants have launched "protective masks" in response to the news. It projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots onto your face to build a mathematical model of your features.

One of the prevailing explanations on why Federighi was not able to unlock the first iPhone X through Face ID is based on the nature of the passcode screen that appeared during his two attempts.