iPhone X Face ID can only recognize 1 face

The new Face ID on the Apple iPhone X only supports one face, so it will not be possible to share your phone easily with a family member or a friend...
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12. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

so use the pin to unlock it, duh?

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Don't worry, Apple will figure something out. If they don't, then maybe you have the wrong face and wrong family.

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

There was a clear message saying "Your passcode is required to enable face ID" in the display when Craig was trying to demo it on stage and nobody saw that??? That means after a fresh boot up first log in must be done using the passcode no matter what and that is a well known tech fact. He must have forgotten to keep that specific phone ready for the demo. That's a mistake. There is nothing more than that there. If someone wanna share their phone with another person why not share the passcode? lol

46. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG it failed, get over it. Just like someone already said, that would be pretty dumb to have to unlock the phone just to unlock it again.

15. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Later on they might add, but its iPhone ofcourse not OurPhone.

21. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Have a feeling this Face ID is an iris scanner...

23. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

31. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung been updated that

26. Tipus

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

"Industry first" - LMAO :))))))

27. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

10 fingers, one head. Math works.

32. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

math & vocabulary geek: Percentage higher, Ratio lower. Please remove comment if story is corrected.

43. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

While my 950XL can recognize multiple eyes via iris scanner......apple sucks!

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Getting rid of TouchID for this 3 step, cumbersome method, was plain horrible. Just put it on the back, damn Apple screwed this one up.

62. Jolliebee

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 12, 2017

I agree.

50. Jesseclark

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 10, 2017

I'm wondering how will Muslim women who cover faces will unlock this phone without uncovering their face, atleast S8/Note 8 can be unlocked by just eyes or even fingerprint. It's gonna be a no option for face convering muslim woman or it might be an initiative by Apple to make them open.

61. Jolliebee

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 12, 2017

that's really dumb!

84. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

You're dumbhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijab Covering face isn't required for Muslim women.. And if you mean veil or niqab, that's not part of religion, that's middle east traditional wear that even older than islam itself, and there are tons of non-muslim women who wear veil..

60. Jolliebee

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 12, 2017

Here is the biggest downside to havign face unlock. If you are in a meeting and you want to quickly check a message on the phone, since you have NO fingerprint reader, it will now be more obvious when you unlock. Not with your face, but because you have to use a pass=code. So typing 6 numbers as an example, is not as fast as touch and unlock. Apple made a huge mistake on this one and when the under the screen unlock is ready, then they will go back to it. They could have had both, unless there was no room in the phone. In the case of Samsung, Samsung had to move the FPS up, because the wireless charging components is in the bottom part of the phone, so the real reason isn't even an excuse. The way the phone is designed there was no room to put it lower. I was think any phone with wireless charging will not have room at the bottom part of the phone for the FPS hardware. But there is room at the top and Apple could have used that space. Or since they now own a FPS company, the technology exist that allows an FPS to be placed in a button of almost any size. But using smaller button means swiping the FPS vs just touching. Apple Pay. Do you want people seeing what you are using to pay?!

66. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

They only went this route bc they couldn't get the fps under display to work. Imo they should've put the fps on the back and called it a day. Fps>faceID

74. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

What I would be concerned about would be 2 things: 1. Unable to unlock your phone if your face changes drastically between unlocks. For example, you get in a fight/accident and your face has cuts, swells, huge bumps, etc. Think of a boxer after a gruelling 12 round fight with his face dramatically altered even temporarily. Yes I know password unlock is still a backup option, but still. 2. Law enforcement. They confiscate your phone and now they don't even need a password or have your finger touch the device to unlock. They now can just hold it up to your face. Sure you can do the 5 push of the power button thing to force password unlock, but what if you didn't do this in time before your phone gets confiscated?

81. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

The problem is with women because they wear very thick makeup that makes them look like an entirely different person. They paint their faces for an hour before going to work.

85. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Normal makeup won't change the shape of face, but this "so called" 3D facial recognition shouldn't get that problem.. (but lets wait for November release for IRL test)

87. basher

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

What about the drag Queens? Man by day, queen by night...that means that they have to buy 2 Itoys? LOL!
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