Apple dismisses Bloomberg’s report on Face ID downgrade

Bloomberg claimed that Apple had reduced the accuracy of Face ID to boost iPhone X production

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Apple dismisses Bloomberg’s report on Face ID downgrade Apple says the accuracy of Face ID is 1,000.000:1. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 26, 2017

Bloomberg has claimed that Apple has reduced the accuracy of its facial recognition feature to meet the demands of its iPhone X, however the tech titan has hit back stating that the report is ‘completing false'.

According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the situation claimed that Apple ‘quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture'.

The reason for this is down to several reports stating there are only 3 million iPhone X handsets that are ready for the 3 November launch, and roughly 25 million to 30 million for the holiday season.

Bloomberg spoke of the accuracy of Face ID, however Apple says the accuracy is 1,000.000:1, compared to its Touch ID which is 50,000:1.

Apple has dismissed Bloomberg's findings; its full statement said:

"Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can't wait for customers to get their hands on it starting Friday, November 3. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that's incredibly easy and intuitive to use. The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven't changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.

"Bloomberg's claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication."




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