Face ID Stories February 8

KGI said back in October of last year it was likely that Apple would bring Face ID to all three of this year’s new iPhone models, and this is supported by two new supply-chain reports today.

The reports says that Face ID is coming to the LCD iPhone as well as the flagship OLED ones, and that Apple is diversifying suppliers for the 3D face recognition modules needed for the feature …

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Face ID Stories January 30

iPhone X owners with children have been complaining for a while about the impossibility of approving purchases using Face ID. While on devices with Touch ID it has always been possible to approve purchases using the biometric authentication, the feature had not been implemented for Face ID …

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Face ID Stories January 25

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted last fall that the next iPad Pro refresh will include Face ID biometric security features first introduced with the iPhone X. Now, new code present in iOS 11.3 beta includes numerous references to unreleased iPad models that support that claim.

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Face ID Stories January 4

Samsung has announced the chip destined for this year’s Galaxy S9 flagship phone, and iPhone X owners might think some of the promised capabilities sound just a little familiar.

Through depth sensing, scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection. By utilizing both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face …

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Face ID Stories December 27, 2017

iPhone X users have been complaining that they are unable to use Face ID to approve app purchase requests by their children.

Every request I get (and with 3 kids I get lots of them!) I’m being forced to type in my Apple ID password, which is frustrating given how complicated they have to be these days to be considered secure […] Interestingly, it still lets me use Touch ID on my iPad to approve so it seems to be specific to the iPhone X/Face ID combo.

Users note that while they can use Touch ID on other devices to approve purchases through the Ask to Buy feature in iOS, it doesn’t work with Face ID …

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Face ID Stories December 14, 2017

Finisar has clarified that the $390M contribution from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund announced yesterday is not an investment in the company, but rather an agreed payment for anticipated future orders. The company makes vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which are a key part of the Face ID system used in the iPhone X, as well as enabling Animoji.

As with the $200M Corning deal earlier in the year, the $390M commitment isn’t an altruistic gesture on Apple’s part …

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