Babies and Identical Twins fools iPhone X Face ID recognition

Since the day the face recognition feature on iphoneX was announced at the Apple event, people had already started scrutiny how efficiently and wisely can this identify a person and also whether it was a good move to replace the fingerprint senor with face ID. iPhone X Face ID  was touted out to be in par with Touch ID. However, the recent reviews and tests on the face ID does raise some serious concerns.

ipjone X Face ID

Earlier, Apple had released a white paper on explaining the Face ID works. According to which,

The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID).

The probability of a false match is different for twins and siblings that look like you as well as among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed.

Also, the afore-mentioned security paper states that the iphone X Face ID is not meant for children below 13 years and not for twins with identical faces.

The probability of a false match is different for twins and siblings that look like you as well as among children under the age of 13, because their Face ID Security September 2017 2 distinct facial features may not have fully developed. If you’re concerned about this, we recommend using a passcode to authenticate.

Mashable ran iphone X Face ID tests on identical twins. The results they have showcased in the below video is definitely not pleasing for all the Apple lovers out here.


WRAPPING UP

If you have an identical twin, then before investing 1000 USD on a brand new iPhone X, make sure you trust him/her cent percent. Just kidding. Like Apple instructs, you need to rely on a passcode in such situations. Also, similar tests run by Wall Street Journal  and few other peers in media couldn’t prove the iphone X Face ID to be give false positive results.

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Jakes

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Anoop Jacob, known as Jakes, is a Wireless tech enthusiast and blogger from India. He is also a researcher and a birder by hobby.


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