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Apple iPhone X facial ID has problems…

I won’t but the phone for now ….

It simply isn’t secure and WTF is the home button, huh?

Since the iPhone X launched earlier this month, people have been attempting to fool Face ID, the new biometric facial recognition feature built into the device as a primary security feature. Face ID has thus far been tricked by twins, children, and even a mask.

Vietnamese security company Bkav made headlines in mid-November after uploading a video featuring Face ID accessed by a mask, but there were several questions about the unlocking methods used in the video, including whether “Require Attention” was turned on. Today, Bkav shared a second video with a new mask and a clearer look at how the mask was used to spoof Face ID.

As described in an accompanying blog post, Bkav used a 3D printed mask made of stone powder, which cost approximately $200 to produce. 2D infrared images of eyes were then taped over the mask to emulate real eyes.

Bkav reset Face ID on camera and then set it up anew with the demonstrator’s face. “Require Attention for Face ID” and “Attention Aware Features” were both shown to be enabled on the iPhone X. For those unaware, “Require Attention for Face ID” is meant to add an extra layer of security by requiring you to look at your iPhone to use Face ID, and it’s one of the features that’s supposed to prevent Face ID from unlocking with a mask, with a photograph, or when you’re looking away from your phone…..


The first iPhone X reviews are in….

It’s gonnatake people soom time to adjustr to their iPhone X….

Image result for iphone X

The iPhone X is a breakthrough device, but it’s going to take some getting used to.

That’s the initial verdict from tech reviewers who got time to fiddle with Apple’s new flagship smartphone this week ahead of its launch at Apple Stores slated for Friday.

The $999 phone has a gorgeous screen that’s nevertheless marred by a niggling notch at the top, reviewers say. Meanwhile, its Face ID feature has its quirks and the home button has been ditched in favor of screen gestures that can sometimes feel complicated.

On the positive side, reviewers praised the relatively compact size of the phone, which has a body only slightly bigger than the standard iPhone 8 but a screen larger than the iPhone 8 Plus’s.

Engadget’s Chris Velazco writes that the iPhone X’s display “is easily among the most impressive” he has ever seen in a phone. He praised the phone’s “subdued and natural” colors, compared to the more vivid display on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.

Reviewers, however, had an awkward time with popular apps — including Instagram, YouTube and Netflix — that aren’t yet optimized for the iPhone X’s uniquely shaped screen.

Namely, the iPhone X’s screen has a notch at its top center that houses the ear speaker and Face ID camera and sensors. The workaround for now, it seems, is for most apps to simply revert to a similar-shape screen that you get with a regular iPhone…..



This dog has settled for a iPhone 8….

I don’t want anything to do with the facial recognition thing….

I’m hoping the bug fix just out stops the damn phone from stop freezing….


This is how much your iPhone costs Apple to actually make….

…from Bloomberg Business….

Apple Inc.’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, have more expensive parts, but the company will still make significant profits because it raised prices for the devices, according to research firm IHS Markit.

 A base model iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch screen and 64 gigabytes of storage includes material costs of $247.51, up from $237.94 for the 32 gigabyte base model iPhone 7 from last year, an analysis by IHS found.

However, the new device costs $699, while the previous year’s iPhone started at $649 for the 32 gigabyte version. That means the iPhone 8 bill of materials equals about 35 percent of the sales price — about the same as last year. That excludes other costs, including manufacturing, software and research and development.

“The added value went to memory, camera, and processing. That’s where we can materially identify where they’ve improved the overall product, and hence why they can command a higher price for it,” according to Wayne Lam, an analyst at IHS.

“The iPhone 8 represents an evolutionary upgrade to the tried-and-true iPhone business formula,” he added. “We anticipated very little changes inside the devices, so the bulk of changes will come with the iPhone X.”

The Apple iPhone 8.

Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

The iPhone X, Apple’s tenth anniversary phone, is a more-advanced device that’s expected to be in strong demand when it hits stores in November. The iPhone business represents about two-thirds of Apple’s revenue, and the product’s unit sales, margins, and average sales price are critical to the company’s results. Analysts estimate Apple’s gross margin across all its businesses will be about 38 percent in coming quarters, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The story is similar with the iPhone 8 Plus. Its components cost $288.08, including a new camera system that costs $32.50. That’s up from $270.88 in the iPhone 7 Plus, IHS estimated. The new version starts at $799, compared with $769 for last year’s model…..