iPhone X Scare

By Bailey Fralin

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It is no doubt that Apple is the biggest phone company in the world. 2017 was a very productive year for the 900 billion dollar company. They introduced many new devices during the year, including the Mac Pro, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, new emojis, iPad Pro, the iPhone 8, and the most popular, the iPhone X. There have been very mixed emotions, some people believe that it is the best iPhone yet, others think that $1000 is way too much for a smartphone. The main point of disagreement is probably the new Face ID feature. Some Apple users are even switching to other companies like Samsung and LG.

The “Touch ID” feature was first introduced with the iPhone 5s in 2013. This feature allows you to easily open your phone simply by putting your finger on the home button. The device scans your fingerprint and it unlocks your phone, no passcode needed. Many people accepted the idea right away, while others thought it was an invasion of privacy. Many people think the Facial Identification is that many think it is very creepy, but there might not be  a way to avoid this futuristic feature in the coming years.

Apple has stated that, “The iPhone X is the future of all Apple products.” Something that they plan on continuing with other products is the brand new, Face Identification. It lays out an outstanding 30,000 dots on the users face, and can track over 100 muscles in your face. It can work with facial hair, makeup, and even in complete darkness.

Many people including myself are very uneasy about this very futuristic feature. Apple was quick to come back and say that they understand, andthey do not use or sell this data. I’m not convinced Face ID is as secure as Apple says it is, or that the technology can’t be fooled. Indeed, hackers have already tweeted “game on.”The hacker community is very excited about breaking Face ID. Another big scare isn’t just hackers, it’s the fact of how easy it is for someone to get into your phone now. Before, if a nosy friend, mugger, parent, or sibling wanted to get into your phone, they would have to know your passcode (which you could easily change) or forcibly hold your thumb up to the screen. Now, they can just hold the phone up to your face while you are sleeping or not paying attention.

Advances in technology are coming fast, and whether we like them or not there isn’t much we can do about it. Apple is overall a great company, but are they always trustworthy? The bottom line is that Face ID is a cool and convenient new feature. But because your phone is a gateway to the most personal details of your life—email, photos, banking apps, etc—the privacy risk is very great. Apple just might lose many customers because of the futuristic feature, simply used to unlock your phone.

 

Sources: http://fortune.com/2017/09/14/apple-iphone-x-faceid/

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