Analysts sceptical iPhone X’s Face ID will be foolproof


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  • Friday, 15 Sep 2017

The Apple Inc. iPhone X is displayed during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Apple Inc. unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers. The device, coming a decade after the original model, is Apple's first major redesign since 2014 and represents a significant upgrade to the iPhone 7 line. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple is placing a bold bet that your face can securely unlock your phone, but experts are sceptical that it will be foolproof from the get-go. 

The iPhone X, out in November, will rely on facial recognition technology called Face ID. Apple, which is known for discarding technologies more aggressively than rivals, dumped its well-tested Touch ID fingerprint system that has been available in iPhones since 2013. 

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