Tuesday, October 31, 2017

iPhone X Facial Recognition

Apple: "There is a 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID."

The Real World: absolutely no way in hell.

Apple loves to throw out ridiculous numbers that have absolutely no basis in fact. Their numbers usually don't even have the possibility of fact.

Predictable sequence:
1. Users get phone, discover that Face ID is much less accurate than promised.
2. Other Apple users flood message boards telling the people who reported the problem that they're doing it wrong.
3. Apple says "it's looking into a problem experienced by a small number of uses."

What makes this claim of Apple particularly amusing is that there doesn't appear to be any way to even validate these numbers. How on earth could they run the tests necessary to establish this degree of accuracy? They couldn't, and that makes this even more ridiculous

So, just waiting. With popcorn.

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