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iPhone X Features

How Apple came up with the infamous notch

October 31st, 2017

The iPhone X is finally out, which means the first video previews, partial reviews, and full reviews are also hitting the web as we speak. As expected, the major iPhone design changes, including the large screen, the absence of the Touch ID home button, and the notch and the associated Face ID camera, are major …

iPhone X Features

The iPhone X was never supposed to have Touch ID

October 31st, 2017

Apple’s best 2017 iPhone was supposed to have a Touch ID sensor under the display. That’s what every rumor said as we waited for the iPhone 8 to become a reality. Yes, 8 — that’s what we used to call the tenth-anniversary iPhone before Apple told us it’s called iPhone X. But Apple insists those …

iPhone X Features

The iPhone X’s brilliant privacy trick is enabled by default

October 30th, 2017

Friday can’t get here soon enough for iPhone fans who were lucky enough to score a November 3rd delivery date for the handset. While regular mortals still have to wait to test out the iPhone X’s brand new features, including the Face ID signature features, some lucky reviewers already got a chance to experience the …

iPhone X Features

Apple says it trained the iPhone X’s signature feature not to be racist

October 17th, 2017

The iPhone X brings over a facial recognition system that has no rival in the mobile business. Made possible by a complex array of front-facing cameras and sensors, Face ID should be a lot more secure than anything available on competing devices, as it comes with 3D depth sensing features. Unlike handsets from the competition …

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Next year’s iPad Pros will get the iPhone X’s signature feature

October 9th, 2017

No, I don’t mean the notch. Famed Apple insider (and KGI Securities analyst) Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research note suggesting that the 2018 iPad Pros will have Face ID, Apple’s new 3D facial recognition feature that is the signature feature of the iPhone X. Kuo says that adding the TrueDepth camera necessary for Face …

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All the iPhone X’s Face ID secrets were just revealed

September 28th, 2017

Face ID is one of the two signature features of the iPhone X, with the other one being the all-screen design. The device’s new facial recognition feature is powered by a miniaturized Kinect camera and sensor setup, and should be able to perform the same features as Touch ID. In fact, Apple says it’s an …

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Apple finally answers all your questions about how Face ID works

September 27th, 2017

Ever since that fateful Face ID demo during the iPhone X unveil, Apple hasn’t really given us more details on how its new authentication system works. Developers and users have had questions about reliability and implementation, so in classic Apple style, we’ve got the answers two weeks late, in a quietly-released support document and technical …