Published On: Tue, Sep 12th, 2017

The five biggest questions about Apple’s new facial recognition system

Today, Apple introduced a new flagship phone — the iPhone X — with a powerful new login system. Because phone’s all-glass front leaves no room for a home button, Apple is ditching Touch ID in favor of a facial recognition system powered by a new camera array and a specially modified A11 chip. Alongside the new technology, the new Face ID system raises serious questions about surveillance and user privacy. Until the phone goes on sale in November, some of those questions will be left unanswered — but this is what we know so far, and what it means for anyone thinking of buying an iPhone X.

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