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iPhone X Face ID can only recognize 1 face

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:31

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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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:34 1

1. CreeDiddy (Posts: 1014; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Where is the family share feature for iOS11? That is disappointing on many levels as well. I would love to have an account made for only my two sons as they would only access kids apps.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:06 13

16. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 660; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


You guys are acting as if a passcode isn't an option when unlocking the phone.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:36 2

52. sgodsell (Posts: 5032; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The face I'd will never be as fast or as reliable as the fingerprint scanner. I am waiting for Qualcomms ultrasonic finger print scanner to be implemented on smartphones. Especially since it is suppose to work with wet or while wearing thin plastic gloves.

There is so many things that can change on the same human face from day to day. Also don't forget that if you wear a hat, or (sun) glasses, scarfs, beards, mustaches, or forget to cut those nose hairs for a week. Also woman wear different lip sticks, or make their lips look bigger with makeup, and the same holds true for their eyes as well. What if a woman puts too much foundation on?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:02

55. Jolliebee (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Sep 2017)


Samsung's present FPS which is from Synaptics, can unlock with thin gloves on. I was surprised

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:10 2

58. bobby84 (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 May 2016)


I wonder if Apple face id will work if your face is wet? Cause I take my s8+ in the pool and use the iris scanner to unlock cause of wet and wrinkle fingers

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 17:13

76. AronWunarso (Posts: 75; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


Well, on what I remember, it can work in any condition on your face (Not sure if you use thick make up).

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:40 1

2. Settings (Posts: 2404; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I understand phones have one owner, but how about tablets that have the family using it? I'm pretty sure the next iPad will follow iPhone X.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:11 3

47. Settings (Posts: 2404; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Btw, the Face ID demo in the Keynote was a FAIL. With something advertised as natural didn't go well the first time it was launched.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:10 1

59. bobby84 (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 May 2016)


He was sweating too, pressure

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 15:18 2

68. trojan_horse (Posts: 5309; Member since: 06 May 2016)


How hilarious!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:41 16

3. Landon (Posts: 777; Member since: 07 May 2015)


I'm guessing they'll implement touch ID embedded in the screen next year.

Unlocking the device with your face (no matter what brand of phone we're talking about) is not as smooth of a process as using a fingerprint.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 09:44 11

5. Derekjeter (Posts: 1154; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


You are completely right. I’ve said all this time it’s just a gimmick and, it’s a way for them to just be lazy and not work on an embedded finger print scanner on screen.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:31 1

25. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1373; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


I don't think they were lazy to do it, there was reports of them trying, but the display having brightness issues with it incorporated, the same issues Samsung was having with trying to embed it into the display.

We will have our embedded FPS next year though for sure in many devices

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 17:05

75. Furbal (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Yeah loss of brightness on the fp sensor area would be a no go. People complain about unevenness nowadays, imagine the crap storm if there was an ever persistent circle on the bottom of the your

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:56 7

33. tedkord (Posts: 14690; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I don't think they were lazy, I think they worked their asses off on it, but like Samsung couldn't overcome the pitfalls in time. Meanwhile, they'd already settled on the almost bezelless design, so they had to come up with a plan B.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:04 1

56. Jolliebee (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Sep 2017)


They were not being lazy. If several companies couldn't get it to work good enough to release now, both Apple and Samsung especially, it is simply because the hardware is not ready.

Would you prefer some half-bakes BS?

Add that to the fact, Schiller said, a couple of the features on the phone were still in beta, but would be released anyways?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 17:54

77. therealestmc (Posts: 503; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


You don't think they are working on it?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:10 12

17. Subie (Posts: 1381; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


It failed during the demo too.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/embarrassing-face-id-fail-wipes-billions-off-apples-market-value-100459843.html

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:15

20. mikedemoda (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Mar 2010)


it didn't fail, the thing is they didn't unlock the iPhone first so it obviously will ask for passcode before you can use your face, like any phone with fingerprint scanner

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:22 14

22. Subie (Posts: 1381; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Are you saying that he didn't have face id set up? That's a big blunder which the article talks about. Otherwise your post is telling me that you have to unlock your phone to unlock your phone...

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 17:55

78. therealestmc (Posts: 503; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Maybe you have to type in your pass code first after a restart.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 02:34

83. ibend2 (Posts: 66; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


As if they never pratice with that phone or even did any rehearsal before the real event..

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:58 12

35. tedkord (Posts: 14690; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I searched for and watched that part and yes, it failed. It was obvious, and people are just making excuses for it.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:45 7

44. sissy246 (Posts: 4219; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


LMAO, no, it failed

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 14:06 1

57. Jolliebee (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Sep 2017)


I looked at the video. I saw what it said on the screen.

Based on my experience with Samsung devices, when the face unlock, iris unlock fails, a message pops up asking you to use other methods you a have setup to unlock.

Sorry sir, you are wrong!

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:08 9

39. bobby84 (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 May 2016)


Where are all the samsung haters who knocked their fps placement??

At least we got one lol

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 15:15

67. tedkord (Posts: 14690; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


We've got one, but it's positioned horribly.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:54

53. itsrelevant (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Aug 2017)


Its a security feature. Look it up. Might want to be more well rounded in the tech education sector before your bologna posting.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:14

19. mikedemoda (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Mar 2010)


guess you didn't watch the Keynote yesterday... it's just as fast as Touch ID, plus it's far more secure, so there's no coming back to fingerprint scanner in Apple

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:31 10

24. JK7844 (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


I don't see how it's faster than FPS. The phone is usually unlocked as I'm taking out of my pocket..

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