Apple denies it reduced accuracy of Face ID to aid iPhone X production


In a statement, Apple has directly refuted claims that Face ID has been compromised by changes in how it certifies parts for the Face ID system.

The statement in its entirety says:

Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can’t wait for customers to get their hands on it starting Friday, November 3. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that’s incredibly easy and intuitive to use. The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.

Bloomberg’s claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.

Another example of the “New Apple”. We posted about this Bloomberg report this morning and Apple has very quickly sent out a statement refuting the rumor.

  • i knew this was just another piece of BS from Gurman.

    journalism aint what it used to be. Bloomberg isn’t supposed to be a rumors rag, they should require their writers to produce two independent sources as is the norm in real journalism.

    • frikova

      This is not even a Gurtman post 🙄

  • struckpaper

    If tech journalists were actually acquainted with technology, they would have understood that the laser manufacturers could not be responsible for lowering accuracy of Face ID. Take some responsibility for this, Loop.