Sen. Al Franken wants Apple to answer Face ID privacy concerns

Uh oh Passcode needed to enabled Face ID

Uh oh Passcode needed to enabled Face ID

The letter also seeks a step-by-step explanation of how Apple has made sure its facial recognition technology can tell the difference between someone's face versus just a photo of their face, safeguards that will keep others from unlocking the handset, how Apple plans to respond to police requests for faceprint data, and more. It is called Face ID.

The first public demo of Apple's Face ID phone unlocking system didn't go exactly as planned.

"People were handling the device for stage demo ahead of time and didn't realize Face ID was trying to authenticate their face", the Apple rep reportedly said in a statement. "After failing a number of times, because they weren't Craig, the iPhone did what it was created to do, which was to require his passcode".

Sen. Al Franken has questions for Apple CEO Tim Cook about the company's Face ID scanning technology. This means you can use Face ID to unlock your device ("even if you decide to change your hairstyle") and also use Animojis - which creepily imitate the gurning you do into the camera. It is possible that, for some reason, the iPhone X was restarted before the demonstration started, or that it had been unused for hours, which is possible because reports claim that preparations for the event started the night before.

The iPhone X equips a near bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina HD display with HDR, a 2,436 x 1,125 resolution and 458 PPI pixel density.

The various iPhone 8 and iPhone X leaks and rumours have been confirmed: the iPhone 7s does not exist.

There's still no 3.5mm headphone jack, but for the first time, the iPhone will support Qi wireless charging.

"Chinese company Face++, specializing in facial recognition, has employed its technology in a number of different apps", Mahraj said.

iPhone X Face ID Fail: What Happened?

Craig at that point needed to utilize another phone to proceed with the demo. As people use the iPhone X in the coming months, there will be more definite answers to these questions. Face data is stored inside the A11 Bionic chip and not sent anywhere else.

As predicted, the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever, retailing for $999. The smartphone ships on November 3. There were plenty of rumours of supply chain delays in the months preceding the device's unveiling, and it looks like they were true.

You can preorder the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from 15 September, and it'll be available from 22 September. This one is around the lovely 5.8-inch display in the iPhone X. Apple is using an edge-to-edge display in the iPhone X but there is a bit of black bezel area on the top of the phone.

When it comes to storage, the iPhone X comes in only two sizes - 64GB and 256GB. And, just as Microsoft did in going from Windows 8 to Windows 10, Apple chose to skip a generation in its device numbering system, going straight from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone X (pictured above and pronounced "ten"). The dot projector beams out more than 30,000 invisible infrared dots, and the infrared camera captures an image.

Crucially, this edge-toedge display leaves no room for the home button, meaning Touch ID is no more.

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