Apple unveiled its $999 iPhone X yesterday. It’s a pretty slick device — it has something called the Super Retina HD display, a 12 MegaPixel camera, and 3D touch. But the feature that caught the imagination of the watching masses was Face Id — Apple’s new phone was going to unlock itself magically by studying your face when you looked into it.
It’s pretty impressive technology — Apple says it uses multiple cameras, Infrared technology, and Neural networks to identify the person unlocking the phone. But Twitter wasn’t as convinced. Jokes soon began about all the things that could go wrong with Apple’s revolutionary technology.
There was concern, in particular, for people who couldn’t be seen.
My main concern with the new face ID on the iPhone X is how in the world is John Cena going to unlock his phone
— DAVID DOBRIK (@DavidDobrik) September 12, 2017
There are also some concern over people who were duplicitous.
How are all you 2 faced people gonna unlock your new iPhone X? ?
— Jake Miller (@jakemiller) September 12, 2017
Some people thought that certain people would have an unfair advantage with the phone.
— Pablo (@MileyMildrew) September 12, 2017
Do y'all know who I'm worried about when it comes to unlocking d new iPhone X thru face recognition? pic.twitter.com/cMi0XaNIIU
— BILLION (@BillionTwiTs) September 13, 2017
And people wondered if the technology could be misused.
— SGAG (@SGAG_SG) September 13, 2017
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 12, 2017
Other people had more practical concerns.
— Malik Riaz H. Naveed (@MalikRiaz) September 13, 2017
hey dude can u change the song on my phone over there the password is just my face
— Cody Ko (@codyko) September 12, 2017
But people mostly were amazed at how far selfies had come.
2012: Selfies are dumb
2017: Selfie to unlock
— Jeremiah Lowin (@jlowin) September 12, 2017