Apple’s Craig Federighi Talks About iPhone X, Privacy and More


On Friday, Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi joined Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on an episode of The Talk ShowDuring the interview, Federighi talked about the iPhone X, privacy, security, and much more.

In the discussion, they revisited the on-stage curfuffle that saw Face ID fail to authenticate his face during Tuesday’s event, Federighi said he was shocked when it happened because the feature normally “just works.” He went on to say he understands the uncertainty, but that it will “melt away” once people experience the product.

Federighi went on to say that even though Apple loves Touch ID, Face ID is “that much better.” He went on to say that he believes that facial recognition is the future of biometric authentication.

Much of the rest of the discussion covered the same topics that were discussed in Federighi’s earlier interview with TechCrunch.


  • xxxJDxxx

    Curious if there is any potential health risk in having these flood illuminators and dot projectors beaming at our faces dozens of times every day?

  • No, not even the slightest possibility of it. The light output of that sensor array is probably less than 1% of what you’re exposed to in a well-lit room, to say nothing of sunlight.