iPhone X facial recognition shows mixed results in identifying twins

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The iPhone X is Apple’s most expensive smartphone till date.  Among the others, the face recognition feature of it has made a buzz around the world. While the company has always claimed that the feature may not give the best results for twins, triplets, and children under the age of 13, it has now been revealed that the system is not totally fruitless in that area.

Apple wasn’t hesitant in sharing that the probability of someone else unlocking your iPhone X with the face recognition feature is 1 in 1,000,000 compared to 1 in 50,000 with the touch ID.  Further, it added that the probability of a false match is different for twins and siblings that look like you as well as among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial features may not have been fully developed.

Various companies have put the feature to test and have come up with different findings. Mashable ran the test for two sets of identical twins, both of whom suffered false matches. The Face ID failed to register the difference for them. Similarly, another test by the Wall Street Journal showed that once, Declan registered his face on the system, both his brothers were able to unlock the iPhone X without much effort.

However, the finding of the test done by Business Insider begs to differ from the others. When testing the phone with one set of twins, one of who tries on a hat, a scarf, then all three, the phone passed the tests. The phone unlocked for one of them but not the other.

Meanwhile, when put in tests in normal conditions, reviewers seem fairly positive about the iPhone X face recognition system. They say that it works in low light, with glasses on, sunglasses on; making it nearly accurate.

Whether twins or children under thirteen, if your phone gets unlocked by others, it is an alarm! Similarly, this certainly is a downside because touch ID works very well for issues as such. Meanwhile, another piece from Mashable article stated that Windows has already solved the setback with its Windows Hello Facial Recognition system! Whether Apple can set itself free from this concern, we are yet to see.