In an astonishing turn of events, Apple has secretly told the
press that iPhone X facial recognition will not work well. So you
can pre-order an iPhone X on Friday if you want. But you may want
to hold off a bit.
He thinks Apple leaked last week’s Face ID story to Bloomberg, on purpose, to set expectations low for Face ID. That’s… a theory.
As you may know, the facial scanner in the iPhone X is based on
the technology that Microsoft first used, disastrously, in its
Xbox Kinect sensor. This probably explains why it works so poorly:
If Microsoft could never perfect this in a relatively huge device,
how could Apple’s component makers ever fit the technology into “a
space a few centimeters across and millimeters deep”?
Yes, how could the company that got a stripped down version of OS X running on a cell phone in 2007 ever pull this off?
★ Tuesday, 31 October 2017