iPhone 8 3D face recognition system will be faster than current tech, to work in ‘millionths of a second’

Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to ditch fingerprint identification in favor of 3D face recognition, and now we learn that the new feature will work in a millionths of a second speed...
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45. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That was said well.

37. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And yours to give Samsung credit.

41. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

To be fare, Apple showed Samsung how to make a SoC when the latest built them for Apple.

48. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

That's false BS, Samsung has long been making SOCs for many other OEMs long before apple's A# chipsets ever existed: https://sck.pm/Jc If anyone deserves credit, it's ARM for their instruction set Samsung's SOCs have long been based on.

49. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

There's a difference between making a SoC - as you very well said Samsung knew how to do - and making a GOOD SoC - as Apple showed Samsung how to do.

53. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple showed Samsung how to make a good SoC? Explain how Apple did that. Besides, you know there is something called evolution, right? So, SoCs of 2007 can't be as good as SoCs of 2017, but those of 2007 were good at their time.

55. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple said to Samsung: "build my A7 chip, this is how you should do it". Samsung built the A7 SoC, which was the best in a mobile device at its time. Evolving to this day, Apple's A chip is still better than Exynos.

57. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

That's retarded fanboy talk. How exactly is the A series chip "better"/"good" compared to anything else? Have you seen it running the same software as other chipsets, or did Samsung's many other clients tell you the chipset Samsung made for them isn't good, before you come to that conclusion? For someone who demands "objectivity" from others, your lack of it is just ironic and hypocritical.

58. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Do I look like a teacher to you? Yes, 5s performed better than any Android device did (and so does the iPhone 7), running the same software .

59. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"running the same software" Never go full retard.

10. AxelFoley unregistered

"and maybe that is why current phones ship with an eye scanner AND a fingerprint reader" And pin code, and password, and smart lock, and pattern. Hmmmm, perhaps they are just letting the user decide.

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Pin codes will probably always be an option. Letting the user decide is a poor excuse period! If something is secure and works effortlessly, you don't even need other options. If you give someone 4 different ways to unlock your phone, that means you lack confidence in any of them. Mainly eye tracking and facial recognition. It sound like Apple is going all in on one. That's what I call confidence.......or is that "courage"?

27. AxelFoley unregistered

I love your use of the word "effortless". The brainwashing techniques of Ray S. and Apple are clearly working as their commenters are parroting their words. It's almost like people constantly saying "the experience" a couple years ago. So, when in-screen finger print tech comes to fruition, how much "courage" do you expect Apple will have to keep their "effortless" facial recognition only? Apple has 1 method because they are now removing the bezels that you all said for years that you didn't care about. I would also caution you, Apple got their patent for a power button fingerprint reader in May. So, I hope you're prepared to tell us how courageous Apple is the moment they go to something else or include another method. I mean, they have so much confidence in it so it shouldn't change, right?

34. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The bigger question is that why is it so hard for you to believe that apple can make facial recognition effortless where others failed? Like the way touchID changed the way we used our phones even when others initially came up with an inferior inplementation? Why are u in so much pain and agony?

11. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

So when you're in the pub with your mates, you can pick up their phone, point the screen at them and it'll unlock. Then you can rifle through all their dodgy photos and messages.

12. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Apple will show the world how 3D facial recognition is supposed to be done on a smartphone. I'm going to prepare the butthurt report forms from now for all of the haters that will be crying enough salty tears to fill rivers when this happens.

16. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yeah, show them no mercy :)))))

38. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, here's MXy with one of he's other names.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple - We can't implement the FPS under the screen. OK then we will just get rid of it and the fans will claim because its outdated tech. Meanwhile lets criticize the S for still having the tech and having face recognition already because. as an Apple fan we have to make our stuff look better; even when we know its not. I have the S8. The face recognition when it works is instant. Apple's isn't gonna work any different and will have the same issues, because it the same tech. But at least on the Galaxy, when it doesn't work, I have FPS as a backup. You only backup will be to enter your passcode...LAME!!!!!!!!!!! Iris Scanner is better, only because it used infrared, which means it will work in complete darkness. Face recognition doesn't work in total darkness, but will work if the display is bright enough to make you face be seen. Making claims it will work in millionths of a second? We will see. When I open my phone cover and I have face lock on, it unlocks instantly. Takes less than a second for sure. It's just not reliable, which is why I use Smart Lock. No matter what tech they are using for it, they all have the same issue, because it requires the camera to be able to see you. You also have to get use to where to hold it, which is about a 1/2 arms length from the face. Its not faster then ANY fingerprint reader for sure.

17. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

"Its not faster then ANY fingerprint reader for sure" Who told you that? How did you know? Do you work at Apple? Better if you shut your face and wait the technology before giving us your buls**t feedback.

39. sissy246

Posts: 7112; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Better if you shut your face and wait the technology before giving us your buls**t feedback" Pot calling the kettle black

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

The tech in the i8 for facial recognition is supposed to be superior to S8 solution according to rumors. You are quite behind

42. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It might be faster to unlock a device, using a 20 digits code, than looking for that awkward fp scanner on the case of S8.

54. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Really? There is no need for me to look for the fingerprint scanner of the S8, because I already know where it is. Muscle memory is a thing which you seemingly lack.

56. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I suppose once you get used to it, it's easy to find it. But the point is Samsung placed it in an awkward place.

35. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 597; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

It won't be much faster than touch iD That's pretty much fact .

52. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

My s8+ sometimes doesn't recognized my iris it's not as useful as fingerprint reader
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