In order to get the TrueDepth camera that Face ID needs into the iPhone X, Apple carved out a notch at the top of the new iPhone's screen.
"The latest to fall is the claim that Face ID can not be spoofed by masks, with Apple's Phil Schiller saying the company ".worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against these attempts to beat Face ID.
With its new flagship iPhone X, Apple has touted just secure the device's Face ID technology is, and for the most part it's been a hit, with relatively few reports of the system not working properly or letting the wrong person unlock the phone.
Bloomberg says the release of the new iPad could be delayed for the next year (2019), if Face ID remains complicated to build, the company is preferring to produce more iPhone in 2018 than to redirect some of its components to tablets. The eyes are 2D images while the nose is made out of silicone.
A leading cyber security firm has created a mask of the human face, which responded to the Face ID feature and unlock the smartphone. They also claim that it cost them roughly $150 in supplies (excluding the 3D printer). The effort of creating the ideal mask to unlock the iPhone X, in addition to having to actually steal the smartphone in the first place, requires a significant payoff that will not be achieved when the victim is a private individual.
Not really. The security firm also acknowledges that "normal people" shouldn't be anxious about their iPhone X Face ID being compromised by such masks, as the effort it takes to make such masks is simply too much. But it looks like an equally big change will come in the iPad tablet series that will adopt some of the technologies that debuted on the iPhone X as well as the new "no-edge" design.
Moreover, the whole experiment was conducted to show that biometric sign-ins are just about convenience and not completely foolproof.