October 25th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Apple responded to the recent Bloomberg report that Apple reduced accuracy of the iPhone X Face ID to improve production. In a statement to Ars Technica, Apple said the claim as reported was false.
Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can't wait for customers to get their hands on it starting Friday, November 3. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that's incredibly easy and intuitive to use. The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven't changed. It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.
Bloomberg's claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false and we expect Face ID to be the new gold standard for facial authentication.