The Truth Behind the FaceID fail

Yesterday Apple unveiled an already leaked feature of the new iPhone X (“ten”), and while Craig Federighi was showing a demo of the feature; it did not work.

I have seen a lot of drama in the internet about it, even some say that Apple’s stock drop was related to this, and while this is a feature I personally do not like, I wanted to watch it again and understand what really happened there.

So as for the fail, is not a fail. Is the software working as designed. Whenever you reboot your phone, or have a few missed attemps, touchID asks you to enter your pin, before actually letting you use the fingerprint, this is a security measure. Is fair to assume that this is also the case for FaceID. Probably this phone restarted on its own or by someone, or tried to authenticate every person that stopped by. Of course it would ask for a pin. As you can see in the picture it reads: “Your passcode is required to enable FaceID”.

Even if it had not worked. This is a feature that is in the works. We will have to test it once it comes out in 2 months. But still, chill.

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Entrepreneur and Artist. Not a writer, just learned to read when I was really young. You may also know me as Zoddex.

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Harold Reyes

Harold Reyes

Entrepreneur and Artist. Not a writer, just learned to read when I was really young. You may also know me as Zoddex.