Face ID

In the weeks and months leading up to Apple's iPhone X event this past September, it wasn't entirely clear what Apple's rumored facial recognition feature would mean for Touch ID. If you recall, there were a number of speculative reports claiming that Apple was still trying to figure out a way to incorporate Touch ID underneath the iPhone X display or position it on the back of the device. When the iPhone X was officially unveiled, Touch ID -- surprise, surprise -- was nowhere to be found. In turn, a narrative quickly emerged claiming that Apple only opted to implement Face ID after running into trouble with Touch ID.

In truth, Touch ID on the iPhone X was never seriously in the cards. Though Apple toyed with the idea many months back, it was since revealed that Face ID was designed to be a complete replacement for Touch ID more than a year ago. Face ID is said to be more secure than Touch ID, and since the iPhone X hit stores a few weeks ago, the feature has largely performed exactly as advertised.

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Apple says Face ID on the iPhone X wasn’t designed to support multiple users originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at 18:52:55 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.