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With Apple's newest iPhone, you'll use your face — not your fingerprint — to unlock your phone.
Given how much important stuff we all carry on our smartphones, that makes it really important that the new device, dubbed the iPhone X, can distinguish your face not only from someone else's, but from a copy.
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The iPhone X doesn't have a home button like past iPhones, and so it doesn't have a fingerprint sensor either. IPhone X owners are supposed to be able to unlock their phones using the device's new facial-recognition system, called "Face ID," by simply holding their phones up to their faces. The system uses a variety of sensors to identify individuals.
Apple worked hard to make sure the iPhone X's facial recognition system, which it calls "Face ID," isn't fooled easily, Phil Schiller, the company's head of worldwide marketing, told the crowd on Tuesday at the Steve Jobs Theater during the Apple's fall-product event.
The company worked...
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