New iphone uses fa­cial ID

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Our World -

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)

Free ac­tivists!

CAIRO - Amnesty In­ter­na­tional urged Egyp­tian author­i­ties yes­ter­day to re­lease 24 Nu­bian ac­tivists de­tained last week on charges of protest­ing with­out per­mis­sion as they ral­lied for re­set­tle­ment on the banks of the Nile river. (Reuters)

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