Apple’s latest gadget, the iPhone X, promises to truly revolutionize smartphones, infers David Pearce of Wired. What makes it really stand out is its face ID technology, which allows users to unlock their phones with their faces. The face scanner offers next level augmented reality possibilities, taking Snapchat filters and even smartphone gaming to the next level. Its new screen that runs from edge to edge of the phone portrays images more brightly and beautifully than ever, and the wireless charger is another step towards the future. With the iPhone X, Apple is showing how strong its grip on innovation and progress really is.
The iPhone X’s most revolutionary feature, its face-recognition technology, raises several concerns about privacy and security, holds Jack Morse of Mashable. Having a cellphone make a detailed map of one’s face opens up several possibilities for this data to be shared with several entities. The companies themselves, the police, hackers and others could gain access to these facial scans, which could be used to drain bank accounts, for example. Besides being less effective than fingerprint scans, such technology also requires the camera to be on at all times, gathering even more data. Apple’s gamble could end up strongly backfiring.