Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple’s new facial recognition system will usher in ‘paradigm shift’ in biometric identification

“Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research report today in which he outlined further expectations for Apple’s 2017 iPhone, including new biometric identification technology as well as the necessity of a new design to provide better structural support for a flexible OLED display with 3D Touch capability,” Tim Hardwick reports for MacRumors.

“Kuo also believes Apple is developing a new Touch ID technology for its next iPhone ‘to complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design and to enhance transactions security,'” Hardwick reports. “According to Kuo, the existing ‘under glass’ design of fingerprint recognition doesn’t meet the requirements of full-screen form factor designs, therefore an ‘under panel’ placement is required.”

“Kuo believes the fingerprint recognition system will ‘ultimately be replaced by a facial recognition system’ for enhanced security. ‘”However, if the technical challenges cannot be overcome, we believe a combination of fingerprint and facial recognition is another possible solution,'” Hardwick reports. “Assuming the technological challenges are not too great and adoption this year isn’t too soon, Kuo suggests Apple’s new system will usher in a ‘paradigm shift’ for the application of biometric identification in smartphones.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If and when Apple does facial recognition, it will be real facial recognition done right in much the same ways as Touch ID shamed other companies’ previous half-assed, insecure attempts at fingerprint recognition.


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        Oh, but he disagrees. So perhaps we should add that he’s a:

        C) A Paranoid …Unless of course he’s “winning”. So maybe it’s just more narcissism.

  1. I’m not sure identification should be the first application. Simpler things would be useful. My iPad or Mac could pause a movie when I step away for a minute. My Mac could sleep the screen when I step away from my desk. Tasks like these would be a good way to ease into full blown recognition and give us a chance to test it out and give feedback to Apple.

  2. I’m okay if Apple wants to add facial recognition as a form of two factor authentication to add to a finger print. But I don’t want it to be the primary security method. A really clever person could probably foil the finger printer reader. And another one probably could fool the facial recognition engine. Putting the two together might make sense if it makes it harder to crack.

  3. So who or what will stand up and implement a comparable personal protection against yet another invasive paradigm shift in biometric IDs?

  4. One sunny day in January, 2017, an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says,

    “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.” …

    The Marine looks at the man and says,

    “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

    The old man says,

    “Okay,” and walks away.

    The following day the same man approaches the White House and says to the same Marine,

    “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

    The Marine again tells the man,

    “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

    The man thanks him and again walks away.

    On the third day, the same man approaches the White House and speaks to the very same U.S. Marine, saying,

    “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

    The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looks at the man and says,

    “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”

    The old man looks at the Marine and says,

    “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”

    The Marine snaps to attention, salutes, and says,

    “See you tomorrow, Sir!”

  5. Meanwhile, expect the Marketing Mob to demand facial recognition out on the streets, on the plazas and in the malls. We must be recognized in order for them to pitch the correct crap-of-interest to us. Right?

    So be sure to get prepared and order your Guy Fawkes ‘Anonymous’ masks and Groucho Marx glasses now!

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