After a week of leaking the lingering problems of TrueDepth camera system‘s dot projector component that enables the Face ID and Animoji that caused mass-production delay of Apple‘s iPhone X, Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities is back on track again. Globally renowned as the best Apple analyst in the universe, Kuo claimed that the Cupertino-headquartered tech giant will make a wide range of removals to its next-generations of iPhone devices starting next year.
In a latest news acquired by MacRumors — a well-known website that aggregates Mac and Apple related news, rumors, and reports — the industry analyst claims the Cupertino has ultimately opted to entirely ax the much-loved Touch ID fingerprint scanner and it will not be coming in any of the next iteration of Apple’s flagship smartphones.
Instead the notoriously world-renowned Apple analysts claims that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be completely replaced by the Face ID that will securely unlock your device and make secured Apple Pay payments, its exciting yet isolating three-dimensional facial recognition technology which has been introduced in the forthcoming top-of-the-line flagship iPhone X.
The wisdom and logical rationale culpable of this is that the world’s most valuable company in terms of market capital considers it has a quite competitive advantage through distinction from other OEM’s smartphones in the industry according to the prominent analyst, who asserts that it will take several years for competing Android archival manufacturers to compeer that technology.
Not to mention that this is a very massive salto mortale for Apple to develop and build, most notably prior to Face ID has even equip on the previous iterations of iPhones and it is distinctly to determine controversial for a various reasons.
First and foremost – even if the 3D facial recognition securely works as to the Touch ID – there are many cases where the effort of securely unlocking the iPhone by glancing at it will not be as handy or as hair-splitting as using the fingerprint scanner by just simply placing your registered finger on the sensor. with that said, this includes every convenient ways from trying to align your face while lying on the bed, walking or running or in any cases while professionally talking with your colleague or co-workers.
Furthermore, while the Cupertino technology company guarantees that the data will not be transmitted to Apple server and it will only be stored on the neural engine that’s embedded on the A11 Bionic SoC processor – the Face ID works by 3D facial mapping of your face for identification. So should the notion of the device collecting your fingerprints perturbed some consumers, then exchanging that for a digital data of the exact shape of your face is implausible to be fascinating.
Additionally, biometrics works best in two combinations or more. For an instance: placing you finger on the fingerprint sensor while seamlessly 3D mapping your face. So Apple’s settlement is to replace the conventional Touch ID for the Face ID that does little to improvement on the security over the latter.
The Face ID will know what your face looks like from any angle and it can easily unlock the iPhone while it’s lying on a flat surface. According to the Cupertino, the chances that a stranger can compromise the Face ID and break into your smartphone are one to million ratio, while the aging Touch ID biometric has weaker security with 1 to 50,000 chances. Apple said that the Face ID cannot be spoofed by photos and masks, but Apple said that the Face ID should not be used by identical twins.
Of course the 3D facial recognition is an exceptionally amazingly thrilling cutting-edge technology. As for the case of the Apple’s premium iPhone X, it enables some great features, but there’s simply no enough rationales to completely dump the fingerprint sensor. It can be mixed into the back of the phone (but Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive won’t definitely buy into it) or the under-display fingerprint sensor. With all that being said, having the best of both worlds — Face ID and Touch ID — would yield users with option with a much greater security.
We are bothered by this new report that Apple will completely ditch the support to the Touch ID, since previous reports that Apple is developing an under-display fingerprint sensor. Probably Apple would entirely remove the Touch ID on the Home Button, but the company would not want to completely scrap the ideal of under-display fingerprint sensor technology.
Nevertheless, Apple appears to be sticking with its “think different” advertising slogan back in 1997. While all the new features on the iPhones are also coming to the iPads, the industry is convinced that the Face ID will be coming to the tablets and eventually to Macs. A new report by Kuo claims that the next-generation iPads will be equipping with Face ID as sooner as next year. Even though there are no words that the 3D facial recognition is coming to Macs, it should be worth noting that the Touch ID has arrived to the 2016 MacBooks after three years it debuted on the iPhone 5S. So there’s a massive chance the Face ID will also be coming on the Apple computers, after all Microsoft’s Surfaces laptops are equipped with Hello. We suspect the technology to come in Macs in a couple of years.
Moreover, the timeline history of Apple suggests to us that the company is acclaimed for its decisions in disposing aging technologies, not to mention the 3.5mm audio jack, Adobe’s flash player support, fingerprint scanner and among others.
So you shouldn’t be shocked, and its verdicts are often vindicated in the long-term run. What are your thought about Apple completely removing the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the future generations of iPhones in favor of the less-convenient but much secured Face ID 3D facial recognition that’s debuted in the iPhone X? Share us your though on the comment section below.