Face ID

iPhone X launch spawns Animoji Karaoke videos

Now that the iPhone X has been released, owners of the device are flexing all of its capabilities. One of the highlights is Apple's Animoji, which uses the front facing TrueDepth camera to animate wacky creatures. And what better way to use a $1,000 smartphone than to lip sync videos with those creatures? Enter the Animoji karaoke phenomenon, spreading across Twitter and other social media.

Next year's iPhones will not offer Touch ID

Face ID TrueDepth camera

With iPhone X pre-orders still weeks away, Face ID has yet to arrive in consumers' hands. This hasn't stopped renowned KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from predicting Apple's next moves surrounding the technology. Despite the fact that Touch ID was only introduced four years ago, Kuo expects Apple to leave Touch ID in the dust starting in fall 2018.

Apple updates its comprehensive 'Privacy' website

Apple Watch privacy

Apple has detailed its privacy policies and technology on the web for some time. Now the company offers a redesigned Privacy website, bringing updated information to consumers alongside the release of iOS 11 and the iPhone X. The site introduction declares that "privacy is a fundamental human right" and continues on, explaining how Apple products are designed to protect privacy and security.

How do I disable Face ID?

Due to its edge-to-edge display the iPhone X ships without a physical Home button and no Touch ID. To unlock your phone Apple has created Face ID. The new facial recognition technology projects and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a detailed map of your face. This allows you to unlock your phone just by looking at it. The technology is so advanced that it works with make-up, hairstyle changes, hats, glasses and most sunglasses, but what if you don't want to use Face ID?

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Can I use Face ID while wearing makeup/glasses/hats?

Apple's TrueDepth camera system with Face ID technology is designed to recognize you even when your appearance changes, or when you're wearing makeup, glasses or a hat. You can cut your hair, grow a beard and your phone will still recognize you. The Face ID technology can even recognize you in low light situations allowing you to unlock your device almost anywhere.

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