Do you trust the iPhone X's Face ID?


When Apple introduced the iPhone X, the fact that the fingerprint-reading Touch ID had been entirely replaced by the face-scanning Face ID tech raised some eyebrows. Still, Apple insisted that the new biometric scanner is ultimately more convenient and very secure. There's a one in a million chance that there's a random person, somewhere in the world, who can unlock your phone with their face.

Fair enough, Apple. But what are the numbers if we are not talking about random people around the globe, but a planned, direct attempt at the unlocking of our phone? Since the iPhone X dropped, people have been experimenting with Face ID, some looking for its limits, others entirely out to trick it. And some have, allegedly, succeeded — with the help of masks and stubborn effort.

All that said, we do recall a time when hackers were also spoofing the Touch ID fingerprint scanner by making dummy fingers to trick it. Sure, if an evil-doer has the time, know-how, and resources, no phone is 100% safe. But, being the new kid on the block, we thought we'd ask you what you think of Face ID?

Do you trust Face ID to keep your phone secure?

Not in the slightest!
46.32%
I have my doubts it's completely secure, but I'd still use it
32.32%
I have no issue trusting it completely
21.36%

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2716 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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