Face ID on the iPhone X is so accurate, not even identical twins can fool it.
Reviewers now have their hands on the device ahead of its launch on Friday, which means we’re finding out new things about its awesome new features. Its Touch ID replacement isn’t perfect, it seems, but it’s darn impressive.
Like Touch ID in the early days, Face ID has been greeted by mixed opinions. It’s terrific when it works, according to the first reviews, but it doesn’t always work. It seems it’s accurate inside where its infrared sensor works well, but it struggles outdoors on a sunny day.
One thing we can be sure of is that it’s super-secure. Face ID cannot be fooled by photos like Samsung’s facial recognition technology, and Apple says there’s a 1 in 1 million chance that a random person could unlock your phone with their face.
Face ID can tell identical twins apart
Not even someone who looks just like you will get into your iPhone X. Business Insider put its accuracy to the test by placing an iPhone X in the hands of identical twins.
One twin registered his face with Face ID, then the other twin tried to unlock the iPhone. The results were surprising.
“When we meet people initially, they always do a double-take and are unable to tell us apart,” said Brian Fieber. Yet it seems Face ID has no trouble.
“I was pretty shocked that the iPhone X could really pick apart the details between me and my brother considering some of our own family members can’t tell us apart,” he continued.