iPhone X Will Store Only One Person’s Facial Details For Face ID; Say Goodbye To Biometric Device Sharing
The iPhone X is finally with us. Physically of course. Apple's tenth anniversary smartphone is the most important iPhone launch in recent years. There have been little eye catching upgrades on the lineup in recent years, and the iPhone X finally delivers in this segment as well. The biggest upgrade on the smartphone, in addition to its processor is Face ID. The feature was widely, widely rumored prior to the device's launch. Now that it's with us, new details continue to surface. Today, we've got just the thing. Take a look below to find out more.
Only One Person Will Be Able To Store Details For The iPhone X's Face ID
Well, if you were looking to pitch in with a partner for the iPhone X, there's some disappointing news today. It's now reported that Face ID on the smartphone will only register one person's facial details. Compare that with Touch ID's capacity of ten fingerprints and there's a drastic change waiting in line for unwary users. Having the capacity to register multiple fingerprints has helped a lot of users on the iPhone lineup.
Whether its using your s/o's device for music, photography or even making sure the kids have access to safe content, multiple source bio-metric unlocking has its benefits. The reason for this feature, according to Apple, is that the number of multiple person fingerprint registration is negligible according to their data. But like everything else Cupertino, there looks to be more than that to it.
9to5Mac believes that the reason behind this change is that otherwise, Face ID will become too slow. The publication cites Apple's support document for Touch ID as evidence. The document states:
Enroll up to five fingerprints. Each new print might make fingerprint recognition take slightly longer.
Given this rationale, facial recognition is significantly more performance intensive than fingerprint detection. Too many 'faces' stored on the iPhone X will make it harder for the device to sort out the relevant ones at time of use. This makes much more sense than Apple's original claims of low user instances of multiple person fingerprints. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.