After radically redesigning the iPhone with the iPhone X, Apple’s next focus would be the iPad. Since its introduction, the iPad has remained the same slab design with some slight tweaks on the bezels as seen on their current iPad Pro series.
While the tablet segment isn’t as hot as before, the iPad still remains the top seller. If you’re looking for a new fresh design, Evan Blass has just shared what appears to be the first clear look of the new iPad which now loses a key iconic feature which was there since its introduction on April 2010.
After a brief appearance, Samsung has officially announced its latest Exynos 9810 chip that will power its upcoming flagships, the Galaxy S9/S9+. This will be based on Samsung’s second generation 10nm FinFET process which provides better performance with its 3rd generation custom CPU and has support for even faster gigabit LTE connectivity. The new Exynos chip also boasts advanced 3D facial recognition capabilities with a hint of AI.
During the launch event for the V10, honor President, George Zhao, took the opportunity to tease what appears to be their answer to the Apple’s new killer feature. When the iPhone X was launched, Face ID was the main highlight which Apple claims to be good enough to replace Touch ID. On top of that, the module also enables Animoji that’s exclusive to the iPhone X.
Face ID is probably one of the handiest security features a phone could have, but it looks like it’s still not quite foolproof as the guys in Vietnamese cyber-security research firm Bkav managed to crack it once again.
Face ID on the latest iPhone X is Apple’s latest breakthrough in facial recognition. It was proven earlier that it can be unlocked easily by an identical twin. Now it looks like there’s another easy scenario and parents might want to take note before getting an iPhone X.
The biggest feature of the iPhone X is its Face ID. Using a sophisticated TrueDepth camera system, Apple claims that the probability of someone else unlocking your phone is 1 in 1,000,000. As a comparison, Touch ID has a higher probability of 1 in 50,000.
So what if you have a twin brother or sister? There’s only one way to find out.
UPDATE: Apple issues an official statement disputing Bloomberg’s allegation. Apple maintains that Face ID would still continue to have the same 1 in 1,000,000 accuracy.
Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can’t wait for customers to get their hands on it starting Friday, November 3. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that’s incredibly easy and intuitive to use. The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.
Bloomberg’s claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.
The iPhone X is what Apple describes as the future of smartphones. It is radically redesigned from the ground up with an edge-to-edge all screen Super Retina display. For the very first time, Apple has removed its Touch ID button and have replaced it with Face ID.
Unfortunately, the Face ID hardware is rather complex and it is partly the reason why Apple is struggling to produce enough iPhone X for the coming launch on 3 November. With pressure mounting, it was reported that Apple has told its suppliers to reduce the accuracy of its Face ID system in order to increase production.
Every phone, no matter how “revolutionary” will have undoubtedly have compromises, things that people don’t like about it. Things that some of us hate, even. It was that way when Samsung launched the Galaxy Note8, so it’s probably no surprise then that it’s also that way when Apple launched the iPhone X.
Thinking of getting one? We think you should read this first.
iPhone X. Apple’s trying their hardest to convince you that this is the next big thing. That this is the smartphone that all smartphones will look like in the future. That this is the phone all other phones will be benchmarked against.
But is it really? I’m not convinced. I’ve combed through a whole bunch of articles and videos about this smartphone but I’m still unconvinced. All of us at SoyaCincau have a lot of strong opinions about the handset. Some are deeply unimpressed while others are less so.
Despite this back-and-forth debate, though, all of us do agree that there is one big thing on the iPhone X that will almost certainly not be the “future of smartphones”. Yep, this is a story about Face ID.