“While the broad outlines of the new iPhone are now widely known, both literally and metaphorically, some of its new features have to be seen to really be appreciated, sources said,” Ina Fried writes for Axios. “That’s especially true with the facial recognition that serves as the primary means of logging into the new iPhone.”
“Those who have seen the technology say it is light years ahead of anything that has been tried commercially,” Fried writes. “A good parallel is the Touch ID fingerprint reader Apple introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013. There had been fingerprint sensors on phones before, but none with the speed and accuracy Apple introduced. Now Apple is doing the same for faces.”
“Unlike the glitch-prone facial recognition technologies that are out there, such as the iris reader on the Samsung Galaxy S8, the facial recognition on the new iPhone has been trained to seamlessly handle things like eyeglasses and easily adjust to changes in appearance such as beards and mustaches, sources said,” Fried writes. “It’s also extremely fast. And no, it’s not likely to be fooled by a photograph, sources say.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, as we wrote on the 3rd:
Apple’s infrared 3D facial recognition will work – very well – and it’ll be secure – very secure – or Apple wouldn’t do it.
Apple’s next-gen OLED iPhone’s infrared 3D scanner will work in complete darkness – August 21, 2017
Apple’s 3D Face ID will recognize user’s face within millionths of a second – August 21, 2017
Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ may perform magical facial recognition while resting on a flat surface – August 7, 2017
Apple’s leaked HomePod firmware shows iPhone 8 likely to abandon Touch ID in favor of ‘Pearl ID’ facial recognition – August 3, 2017