It’s not very often when Apple leaves its shell to deny rumors. Actually it feels like Apple ignores all rumors sometimes, but this time the Cupertino-based company had reacted quickly.
A Bloomberg report said that Apple had told the supplier to lower the quality specifications of the components to make it easier to produce so it could increase the production of iPhone X units for the big launch. Production rate is slower anyway, as the iPhone X is much more difficult to make than the previous models or like iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
We don’t really know what determined the Apple official to react to these rumors, but they did it and refuted them.
“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”, said Apple in its official statement.
Most likely, due to the concerns and skepticism over facial recognition in general as a secure and viable authentication, Apple needed to reassure its fans and more importantly the financial institutions that support Apple Play, that FaceID is secure and ready to use.