Apple’s iPhone X has ruined a bunch of upcoming Android flagships

“When Apple released the iPhone 5s in 2013 with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, it was immediately obvious that the company had once again steered the entire industry in a new direction. It wasn’t the first time a fingerprint scanner had been included on a smartphone, but earlier examples provided limited utility and terrible user experiences,” Zach Epstein writes for BGR. “As it so often does, Apple righted all those wrongs and released the fastest fingerprint sensor the world had ever seen on a smartphone, and it was far more useful than the scanners we had seen before.”

“Needless to say, Apple’s rivals like Samsung scrambled to copy this exciting new feature. In doing so, they ended up releasing rushed products with horribly flawed user experiences that were no match for Touch ID, even in its early days when it wasn’t anywhere near as fast or as reliable as it is now,” Epstein writes. “Fast-forward to 2017, and it appears as though history may soon repeat itself with the iPhone X.”

“The company took years to develop the TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID on the iPhone X,” Epstein writes. “Now, Apple’s rivals are reportedly scrambling to copy it.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that iPhone knockoff peddlers.

Good luck also, trying to match Apple’s A11 Bionic, complete with Apple’s Neural Engine, that runs rings around the “best” off-the-shelf processors available to the Fragmandroid assemblers.

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to deliver Face ID to iPad Pro in 2018 – October 9, 2017
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple’s TrueDepth camera system puts iPhone X years ahead of Android competition – October 2, 2017
iPhone 8’s Apple A11 Bionic chip so destroys Android phones that Geekbench creator can’t even believe it – September 30, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip is by far the highest-performing system on the market; totally destroys Android phones – September 19, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X leaves Android phones choking in the dust – September 18, 2017
The inside story of Apple’s amazing A11 Bionic chip – September 18, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei – September 18, 2017
Apple accelerates mobile processor dominance with A11 Bionic; benchmarks faster than 13-inch MacBook Pro – September 15, 2017
Apple’s A11 Bionic chip in iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus on par with 2017 MacBook Pro – September 14, 2017


    1. Unless they can find someone to fab a custom chip to handle the facial ain’t gonna be a problem. Apple’s biggest advantage is their ability to assign tasks to chips designed specifically for the task..and then squeeze them into the same “motherboard”. Android phones rely on off the shelf hardware with little to no optimization available. If this is available from others, it will be all software..and will be no better than what is currently available in photos or Facebooks facial rec software.

  1. Samsung ought to just give up on FaceID alone and add VoiceID.

    Do something new. Make the user’s image match the voice or image, voice and how you hold the phone.

    Copying just doesn’t give a big advantage.

  2. “Samsung ought to just give up”

    I’ll second that.

    Looks like HTC, with Google’s acquisition of 1000 of HTC’s handset engineers and $1 Billion cash injection into the Company, has given up and eventually will become a contract manufacturer for ????.

  3. Let’s put everything together:

    Touch ID
    face Id
    Iris scanner
    Voice recognition
    Heart rate scanner
    Blood pressure scanner
    Lie detector
    and the old good Pin number…

    in order to unlock the iphone XI every single time… the pre-orders should start a year before!!!

  4. Bet those Android phones don’t have an ugly notch.

    If I was in the market for a new phone I wouldn’t get the X because it’s flat out ugly and to purchase this phone just says to Jonny Ive he can phone in any old crap design because Apple users will buy anything.

    I just don’t find faceId that compelling, in fact, I’m finding most ‘enhancements’ on phones less and less compelling and will only upgrade once my phone breaks.

  5. I doubt that SameSong or any other iPhone wannabes will worry too much over it. TouchID/FaceID is not going to be a big “feature” on Android phones. What’s the value of an authentication technology when your OS is full of backdoors.

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