At it’s ‘Gather Round’ launch event, Apple finally unveiled the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and the ‘affordable’ iPhone XR. All of the new iPhone devices, now come packed with the Face ID technology and makes unlocking your device super-secure.
We expected Apple to upgrade the hardware behind Face ID, its TrueDepth camera system, system, with the new iPhone variants today. However, the module (as seen in the image below) still remains the same as the iPhone X, with the front camera, IR camera, flood illuminator, dot projector and much more.
The major difference this time around is the focus on speed and security. The Face ID recognition on the iPhone XS lineup and iPhone XR is now faster as compared to previous year’s iPhone X. This has been made possible due to a faster Secure Enclave in the new A12 Bionic chip, which is the component that holds your facial data and is isolated from the main processor.
Apple boasted that Face ID is the most secure form of facial recognition tech on any smartphone. It also took a dig at Android face unlock rivals in its official blog post:
The TrueDepth camera system uses precision depth-sensing technology that goes far beyond the capabilities and security of two-dimensional facial scanners.