Picture of Nelson Aguilar / Gadget Hacks  With the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the home button of the iPhone 5S, an iPhone does not unlock anymore I had to remember everything – just put one of your registered fingertips on the biometric scanner and you can immediately read emails, Chatting in News or Playing the Hottest New Game.
The chances of someone successfully penetrating your iPhone have been reduced from one in 10,000 to one in 50,000, thanks to Touch ID. Yes, that's a lot safer, but if hackers do thinking of cracking passwords, these odds are still good – fingerprint databases can be hacked just like a D Atenbank full of passwords, and copying a fingerprint is not particularly difficult, especially in the world of 3D printers.
Apple has finally increased the four-digit numeric passcode to six digits in iOS 9, two years after the release of Touch ID; This reduced the likelihood that someone would crack the code to one in a million. This gave users a safer option, though it was no more convenient than Touch ID or even a four-digit password. But it was there for those with valuable information stored on their devices.
Still looking for unlocking an iPhone as simple as possible while maintaining security, Apple came up with Face-ID on the iPhone X. With this, there was no need for Touch ID or even a Home button, and it has the same chances as a six-digit numeric passcode: one in a million.
The top of the iPhone X display, where the notch is barely visible when the screen is off. Image of Justin Meyers / Gadget Hacks
Face ID uses a TrueDepth camera system on the front of the iPhone that contains an infrared camera, a floodlight and a point projector. These components, along with the software needed to read the results, enable an iPhone to detect and analyze faces with great accuracy, regardless of lighting conditions and obstacles such as facial hair and glasses.
The first time I switched to an iPhone X, I thought the worst thing would be the lack of a home button. Face recognition itself has changed the game for a smartphone (unlike some Android devices that rely on flat scans that are easily fooled with a photo), but I was used to the Home button and the Touch ID , Very quickly, thanks to the ease of use of Face ID, I have forgotten both the Home button and the Touch ID.
Face ID is just as easy to use as Touch ID, if not more convenient and the only downside is the resulting score, which occupies a small part of the screen. But scores are now "in", and Apple will unveil three new iPhone models on September 12 at the Gather Round event. One will be a low-cost LCD version, while the other two will be the official successors to the iPhone X with OLED screens. All three have Face ID and no Home buttons – and therefore no Touch ID.
Also the newly appearing iPad model is equipped instead of the Touch ID with the function "Face ID", which points to one thing: after five years Touch ID, Apple has switched to Face ID forever. So if you want to use an iOS device with a fingerprint scanner instead of face recognition, you should keep your old iPhone. Yes … Oldschool, because when a new technology gets the upper hand, the old technology is only dust in the wind.
Requiescat in the Pace Touch ID. Long live the Face ID.
Face ID in action on the iPhone X, which will take over Touch ID forever. Picture of Justin Meyers / Gadget Hacks
But now the question arises: What comes after Face ID? Is there a faster, safer way to unlock an iPhone without real work from the user?
Retinal scans are there because you need to put the phone right in front of your eye and your retina can change time based on factors like illness. The iris recognition is very similar to the Face ID, but would require more accurate positioning to scan correctly. More than likely, we will end up seeing a combination of biometric options such as face ID with hand or speech recognition. Ultimately, that means Face ID survives Touch ID's dominance over iPhone biometrics.
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