Few day from now the hotly-anticipated newest flagship iPhone X from the Cupertino will become available to pre-order.
Apple’s radically redesigned top-of-the-line iPhone X can be bought starting on October 27 with the device shipping and hitting the shelves of Apple stores on November 3.
Apple has entirely redesigned its latest premium handset sporting an edge-to-edge all-screen Super Retina OLED screen display which utterly covers the whole front of the phone.
There’s also the most-advanced desktop class processor on a mobile device — the A11 Bionic system-on-chip (SoC) — as well as an updated dual-lens camera on the rear panel and long awaited wireless and fast charging supports.
Although there’s a lot of additional features on the iPhone X, there is one vital feature missing in the iPhone X and this controversial decision by the Cupertino tech giant could be coming to next-generation of devices starting next year.
Apple opted not to include the Touch ID on the iPhone X.
Instead, the industry standard way of securely unlocking the phone has been totally replaced by a more secure 3D facial recognition – something the California-based company is calling Face ID.
Apple claims that this Face ID feature is far more secure than traditional fingerprint sensor enable by a cutting-edge TrueDepth camera system module consists of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator, and is entirely powered by A11 Bionic chip to accurately map and recognize the unique feature of the user’s face.
Furthermore, the A11 Bionic also includes a dedicated neural network hardware that the Cupertino calls a “Neural Engine”, which can perform up to 600 billion operations per second, used for Face ID 3D facial recognition, Animoji and other machine learning operations.
This leading-edge depth-sensing components mathematically work together to securely unlock the iPhone X as well as making secured payment on the Apple Pay, Animoji, gain access to secure apps and other upcoming features.
All saved detailed facial information is securely protected by the secure enclave vault to keep data extremely secured. Apple claimed all of the processing is thoroughly done on-device itself and is not forwarded to the Apple server to protect user privacy.
TrueDepth camera system enabled Face ID only unlocks the iPhone X when users look at the device itself and the iPhone maker also claims it’s even designed to stave off spoofing by neither a photograph nor a masks.
However, even with all these features equipped with the iPhone X, some are still anxious about losing the famed fingerprint sensor embedded on the home button – which has been cleverly positioned on the front panel of the iPhone since dating way back in 2013.
This concern from a number of consumers has been increased as other competing smartphones, from companies such as Samsung, have attempted to make facial recognition perfectly flawless and goof-proof.
latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities, arguably the best Apple analyst on the planet, claimed that it won’t only be this year’s Apple flagship that goes entirely on 3D facial recognition with all future iPhones will be including Face ID.Now a
In the report we earlier reported, Kuo notes: “We predict all new 2H18F iPhone models will likely abandon fingerprint recognition.
“We believe this change will allow all new models to realise a competitive advantage via differentiation, on the back of an integrated user experience of full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera/ Facial recognition/ Face ID/ AR applications.”
Apple is clearly going all for the Face ID and is quite confident about it, with the iPhone X just a week away from pre-ordering the device and a couple of weeks away from hitting the shelves, costumers will soon see should they agree with the tech firm. The iPhone X will be available for a whopping $999 for the base model (64GB) and $1,149 for the highest storage capacity (256GB) with a release date on the 3rd of November.