iPhone X’s Face ID may not be suited for kids

This barrier is said to go for children under 13 years of age.

Kids may not be able to use the iPhone X’s Face ID technology according to recent memo released by Apple on Wednesday September 27, 2017.

The reason for this, Apple explains, has to do with the distinct faces of these group of young ones having not developed fully yet.

“This is because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed,” the memo stated.

Apple's new iPhone X will use face recognition to authenticate users instead of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.Apple’s new iPhone X will use face recognition to authenticate users instead of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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Face ID, a defining feature of the $999 special edition smartphone unveiled earlier this month, is intended to unlock the device with a face scan. The technology uses its front-facing cameras and sensors that create a map of the face to determine if you are the phone’s owner.

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Apple had also said in its memo that “twins and siblings that look alike” may have a harder time with the authentication process, Apple said in its memo.

In another recent report by the Wall Street Journal, it is being said that the iPhone Face ID sensors may be having issues with reading the pattern of a user’s face. This could limit production and supply of the iPhone X range due to be released in November 3 or in 2018 as being speculated.

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