Later this week, there were reports that Apple had informed its suppliers that they may decrease the quality of the Face ID components. This would be the solution to delay production of the iPhone X, which is scheduled for release on November 3. But Apple stated that this is not true. Face ID will be as accurate as it was announced during the iPhone X presentation.
Face ID is an Apple-authored solution that allows for three-dimensional face recognition. The whole system is based on the projection of 30,000 infrared points, which location on our face is read by the camera. On this basis an advanced mathematical model of the user’s face is created and compared with the pattern stored in the smartphone memory. This is the biggest new feature of the forthcoming iPhone X, as Face ID is far ahead of Apple’s competitors. However, this novelty is the reason for the delay of the new smartphone. Therefore, according to Bloomberg editorial board, Apple was loosening the Face ID components to speed up production.
Apple ensures that Face ID quality is maintained at a high level.
Everyone knows that the quality is the most important aspect for Apple. Tim Cook even stated that the OLED screens were introduced so late in Apple products, because now this technology is ready to be used in iPhones. Therefore, Apple representatives have made quite clear statements about recent media reports:
“Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can’t wait for customers to get their hands on it starting Friday, November 3. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that’s incredibly easy and intuitive to use. The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.
Bloomberg’s claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.” – Apple
It is also worth noting that the Bloomberg editorial office did not provide when Apple was supposed to make a decisive decision to degrade Face ID specifications. They only mention that initially only 20% of the modules worked as it should. Perhaps this decision was made at an early stage of Face ID development, and initial assumptions were even more precise that the current. One can be sure. The Face ID, which will be found in the iPhone X available in stores will be just as good as presented by Apple CEO at the last conference.