iPhone 13 Face ID might work with masks and foggy glasses on

25 August 2021
The company is currently testing the upcoming phones' Face ID array with its employees.

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  • AppleFan01

DQ, 30 Aug 20214 years later I still think Apple did the opposite of what ... moreApple only jumps on the technology that Android released years ago when the cost is reduced. Apple always nail the SW which is the key selling point, but they only adapt it when the *cost of the HW is reduced* to ensure their profit.

4 years later I still think Apple did the opposite of what it should have done.
I have been using my Surface Book for 5 years and a few Sony Xperia devices over the years... and my opinion is that for a phone, fingerprint scanner is the best solution, and for a laptop, face recognition (windows hello) is also the best solution.

At any given time, my phone will be on a table, desk, nightstand, etc. and simple touching the fingerprint sensor will instantly unlock it. Also when I am taking it out of my pockets I grab it in such a way that one of my registered fingers unlocks it before the phone reaches my face (side fingerprint scanner are best for this).

As for the laptop, simply opening the lid will wake it up and unlock it by seeing me. Newer models are even faster and more reliable.

Apple should have follow Sony and integrate the fingerprint scanner "ToUcH iD" into their iPhone's power button, and they should have followed Microsoft and implement their face recognition hardware "FaCe iD" onto their Macbooks instead.

Kriegsherr, 28 Aug 2021This kinda care doesn't matter. He didn't put his... moreYou talk about ‘telling the whole story’ then offer up vague generalisations and tired old insults about people you’ve never met, I take it hypocrisy as a concept is beyond you…………

  • Anonymous

Kriegsherr, 28 Aug 2021This kinda care doesn't matter. He didn't put his... moreWhat are you talking about, face id works well as advertised on iphone 12, but doesn't actually support face id with mask, which is a big problem for some, though they fixed it with 14.5, now requires face mask with a watch, which doesn't solve the problem, but with the iphone 13 coming this fall, face id now works well with the mask and glasses!

Crapvid-19 did it!

DaFink, 28 Aug 2021You care enough to post about it apparently. And the contin... moreThis kinda care doesn't matter. He didn't put his money in apple's pocket and that's what matters. I switched back to iphone from Samsung because i wasn't happy with the performance of exynos but face id is just pathetic. Most.of the people are simply sheep so strong sales or poor sales just doesn't tell the whole story.

Anonymous, 27 Aug 2021I think you have hit the bulls eye with your post. I alway... moreYou care enough to post about it apparently. And the continued strength of iPhone sales, even through the pandemic says you don’t have the slightest clue what iPhone users want…….

Anonymous, 27 Aug 2021"So Face ID was the result of a massive R&D effort... moreYes that’s right there was no research into it at all, nor development on how to integrate it into both the hardware and software of future iPhones

Apple simply walked into their local biometrics store, bought several hundred million Face ID systems and threw them into the production line, job done……

Boy, the level of simple thinking on this is just staggering 🤦‍♂️

They should add a smart MagSafe case that adds a fingerprint reader to the power button, probably redundant and expensive and should just be added to the phone but I would get it.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Aug 2021Have you been living under a rock this whole time? All the... moreHe just sees the Apple or whatsapp(Facebook) bragging about privacy in their commercials or on the billboards, and thinks Apple cares about him.
Let him enjoy Apple scanning through all his private personal memories under the pretext of stopping ch!ld p0rn.

  • Anonymous

HaterzSuckkkkk, 27 Aug 2021evidence?Have you been living under a rock this whole time?
All these scandals pointing to Facebook, Google, Apple stealing your data.
Whistleblowers across the world exposing the big tech tyranny.

Anonymous, 27 Aug 2021Each single one of these tech companies collect your data. ... moreevidence?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 26 Aug 2021The Pandemic has been raging for a year and a half now and ... moreexactly fingerprint scanners are so much more convenient and secure than face ID which is nothing but a gimmick at this point that only iOS users care about.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 26 Aug 2021TouchID wasn't used in the iPhone X because Apple didn... moreI think you have hit the bulls eye with your post.
I always hated that ugly notch.
Also, during the pandemic, everytime one had to lower their masks to unlock their phones, which goes against the very idea of avoiding touching your face.

Touch ID was so much better. Apple should have come up with under the display touch ID type solution, but we know their efforts and focus is purely on profits, not what iPhone users have been wanting for years. I've moved onto fingerprint scanner based phones for good.
Apple can continue with their notch and face ID, I don't care.

  • Anonymous

DaFink, 26 Aug 2021Oh boy, this stuff does really does get you anon's wor... more"So Face ID was the result of a massive R&D effort to make Biometric security more convenient"

There was no massive R&D effort. They simply bought & adopted an already existing biometric system.

  • Anonymous

HaterzSuckkkkk, 26 Aug 2021Has apple been sued for lying to consumers about data colle... moreEach single one of these tech companies collect your data. Get over it!!!
Stop pretending they aren't.

  • Anonymous

WieX, 27 Aug 2021while face ID offer a convenient way of unlocking your phon... more"The angle of face scanning is narrow, you can't unlock your phone while it's on a table."

Angle of face scanning is very wide actually, i unlock my phone all the time when it's on my work desk. Couldn't do it with iPhone X, but with iPhone 11 Pro it's working quite well.

Craziest part is when you unlock your phone from side of the phone, you don't even need to be front of your phone it to work. just take the phone like 3,5 inch left or right and it will still work, you going to be surprised if you haven't tested this yet!

  • Anonymous

HaterzSuckkkkk, 27 Aug 2021Hmmmm.... I though you guys knew? You people are like th... moreTerms and conditions of these tech Giants is written in very vague terms.
You can't sue them as you tick ✅ on the box, accept the terms and conditions when using the phone

  • WieX

while face ID offer a convenient way of unlocking your phone, it also come with problems.
1. The angle of face scanning is narrow, you can't unlock your phone while it's on a table.
2. Unlocking your phone when you are under sunlight is also a problem
3. Wearing mask or glasses will increase fail rate

While Touch ID problem are:
1. Wet finger increase fail rate
2. Can't unlock your phone while wearing glove

The best solution is to combine both method.

[deleted post]Have you thought getting glasses? Or if you already have, stronger ones?

Anonymous, 26 Aug 2021Amazing how easily entertained the ignorant are. And how op... more"But Apple seems to trigger a lot of strong sour grapes responses from those who don't have new Apple devices."

They do, year after year :D