New iphone uses facial ID
NEW YORK – Apple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an “edgeto-edge” screen that has no physical home button.
The iphone X – which is referred to as “ten” – uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner rather than a fingerprintbased one.
Apple said Faceid could work in the dark by using 30 000 infra-red dots to check an identity, and was harder to fool than its old Touchid system.
It is Apple’s most expensive phone yet.
A 64 gigabyte capacity model will cost US$999 (£999 in the UK) when it goes on sale on November 3. A 256GB version will be priced at US$1 149 (£1 149 in the UK).
By contrast, Samsung is charging $930 (£869 in the UK) for its new Note 8 phone, which has 64GB of storage.
“An OLED [organic light-emitting diode] display and the new design is likely to be standard on future iphone models, but Apple must first tackle the challenge of obtaining sufficient supplies,” said one expert. ( BBC)
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