Why Apple Made a Bad Bet on Face ID
Did Apple take a Wrong Turn with Face ID?
Face ID is becoming the in thing when it comes to tech or is it? For many the need for Face ID is not apparent. Many don’t feel the need for something until they have it or learn of its existence. In this case Apple is testing the field of face id in unlocking iPhones.
Face ID is not all together new in the world. We see a lot of tablets, laptops and even some phones having this feature. Well quality and accuracy is again another topic for debate but all in all it has worked well for most companies.
Face ID in iPhone X:
The latest report is Apple’s decision to introduce Face ID in its to- be released iPhone X model. Apple had to cross various hurdles in order to introduce this feature in its new model of phone. There were various problems concerning the production and design of the phone. There were technical difficulties with the sensor. So Apple had to bring down the standard of accuracy in facial recognition. Besides this the iPhone X is also thought of having a full glass face, this resulted in questions as to where to put the touch sensor button.
Security Concerns over Face ID:
Introducing FaceID in the iPhone X has also sparked security concerns among other concerns such as accuracy, having back up pins and much more. One of the main security concerns was over whether the iPhone X could be hacked either remotely or physically to get to an individual’s facial scan. Apple’s very own security guide admitted to flaws in the facial scanning process where twins , children under the age of 13 and some siblings had a higher chance of success in opening a phone that had FaceID. Another hot topic is whether there would be any discrimination on the basis of color while using the Face ID in the iPhone X.
Is the Face ID going to be a Hit or a Miss for Apple?
Answering this question may be difficult right now but we have to wait and see in the future. As was earlier mentioned many don’t know they want something until they actually have it. Same was the case with The iPad, many people were skeptical of whether it would be a success or not but then the sales of the Ipad hit the roof. Another doubt raised was when Apple decided to launch its Apple watch, again people were not very sure what the actual purpose of the device would be but now we see a steady increase in sales of the Apple watch.
Even if the Face ID feature in the iPhone X is a success, how much will Apple really benefit from it and can there be additional uses for such a feature? Right now there are various ways in which people can unlock their phones which they are even comfortable with. The success of the Face ID feature is now a waiting game to see how people take up to it.