Face ID

Apple to Soon Allow Face ID Repairs Without Replacing Entire Device

Citing an internal memo obtained through a reliable source, MacRumors is claiming that Apple will soon allow Authorized Service Providers to repair Face ID on the iPhones without having to replace the entire device. According to the memo, authorized technicians will soon have access to a new TrueDepth Camera service part containing all Face ID...

Apple to Allow DIY iPhone 13 Screen Repairs, Without Disabling Face ID

[caption id="attachment_363014" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: iFixit[/caption] Apple told The Verge today that an upcoming software update will disarm a hardware lock on third-party screen replacements that broke Face ID functionality on the iPhone 13 series. A little over a month after Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 lineup, the repair experts at iFixit discovered a trap built into...

DIY iPhone 13 Screen Replacement Disables Face ID, Says iFixit

[caption id="attachment_363014" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image: iFixit[/caption] Popular repair and teardown platform iFixit says Apple has taken yet another step towards crippling third-party repair work for its devices with the iPhone 13 lineup. According to the repair experts, iPhone 13 series phones completely disable Face ID functionality when you replace the screen, even if the replacement screen is...

The Mac Could Get Face ID in a ‘Couple of Years’: Gurman

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said he expects Apple to bring Face ID over to the Mac "within a couple of years" (via MacRumors). According to Gurman, Apple ultimately plans on transitioning all of its products, including lower-end devices like the iPhone SE and iPad Air, to Face ID....

Apple Working on TrueDepth Camera to Bring Face ID to Mac Reveals Leak

According to a new extension found in the third beta of macOS Big Sur with codes intended to support “PearlCamera,” the internal codename Apple uses for the TrueDepth camera and Face ID, it seems that the company is working to finally bring facial recognition to the Macs, 9to5Mac is reporting. Other codes such as “FaceDetect” and “BioCapture”...

MyBell for iPhone and iPad Now Supports Face ID and Touch ID to Log In

Bell has updated its MyBell iPhone and iPad app to now support logging in with Face ID and Touch ID, adding another layer of security to the app. The update released on Saturday, July 11 explains it “introduces support for Touch ID and Face ID, so you can log in using fingerprint or face recognition."...

Apple is Making Face ID Unlock Easier While Wearing a Mask

In the latest beta release of iOS 13.5, Apple has introduced a new feature that makes it easier to unlock your iPhone or iPad using Face ID while wearing a mask (via CNBC News).  Currently, iPhone and iPad users wearing masks are required to lift their masks to unlock using Face ID. In case a...

Apple’s iPhone 12 Face ID Notch Detailed by Reliable Leaker

Leaker Jon Prosser accurately detailed the release date of Apple’s 2020 iPhone SE and now he’s sharing some details regarding the Face ID notch on the upcoming iPhone 12. Prosser shared an image showing the location of Apple’s True Depth camera system for Face ID on iPhone 12, which is apparently going to be smaller....