Apple Says Bloomberg Report on Face ID Seeing Reduced Accuracy “Completely False”

Earlier today, Bloomberg published an eye-opening report which claimed Apple had compromised Face ID accuracy, in order to speed up iPhone X production.

Now, Apple has shot back against Bloomberg’s claims, saying the publication it’s “completely false” and that “we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.”

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At the iPhone X presentation, Apple said the possibility of a random person unlocking Face ID was 1 in a 1,000,000, and this still remains, as accuracy and quality remains the same.

The full Apple statement is below, as per The Verge:

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.

What do you think? With Face ID being the flagship feature defining iPhone X, there’s no way they would reduce accuracy in the name of production. It has to work exactly as described, or people will be up in arms (on top of it being $$$).

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