iPhone X Release - Why Your Next Apple Device Could Include its Most Controversial Feature

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APPLE’S iPhone X is available to pre-order from next Friday and it features a groundbreaking new technology which could soon appear on every new iPhone.

There’s just over a week to go until Apple’s new iPhone X becomes available to pre-order.

 

This radically new smartphone can be purchased from October 27 with it arriving in Apple stores from November 3.

Apple has completely redesigned its latest call maker with it featuring an edge-to-edge OLED display which covers the entire front of the device.

There’s also the new A11 Bionic processor, updated dual-lens camera and the ability to charge the phone wirelessly.

Although there’s plenty of added extras on the iPhone X, there is one thing it’s missing and this controversial decision could be coming to more Apple devices next year.

The iPhone X doesn’t feature the Touch ID home button.

Instead, this popular way of accessing the phone has been replaced by facial recognition - something Apple is calling Face ID.

The US technology firm says this feature is far more secure than fingerprint recognition as it uses a state-of-the-art TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator, and is powered by A11 Bionic to accurately map and recognise a face. 

These advanced depth-sensing technologies work together to securely unlock the iPhone, enable Apple Pay, gain access to secure apps and many more new features.

All saved facial information is protected by the secure enclave to keep data extremely secure, while all of the processing is done on-device and not in the cloud to protect user privacy. 

Face ID only unlocks iPhone X when customers look at it and Apple says it's even designed to prevent spoofing by photos or masks.

However, even with all these features some are still concerned about losing the popular fingerprint scanner - which has been neatly positioned on the front of the iPhone since 2013.

This concern has been increased as rival smartphones, from companies such as Samsung, have struggled to make facial recognition completely foolproof.

Now a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests it won’t only be the iPhone X that goes all in on facial recognition with all future smartphones from Apple including this security feature.

In the report seen by Macrumours, Ming-Chi Kuo states: "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 confident in Face ID and, with the iPhone X just a couple of weeks away from landing in stores, users will soon see if they agree.

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