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Hackers fool iPhone X Face ID with simple mask

Hackers fool iPhone X Face ID with simple mask

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Cybersecurity researchers have claimed they can fool the iPhone X's Face ID feature with a simple mask.Face ID allows iPhone X users to unlock their phone just by looking at it.Reviews of the phone widely noted issues with the feature, which uses infrared light to map users' faces and unlock the phone when the correct owner is looking at it.Now, hackers at Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav say that the biometric security feature is less secure than Apple has suggested - and claimed to have fooled it with a mask made from $ 150 (£114) in supplies.Back in 2016, the FBI paid more than $ 1m to a non-government party to hack into the phone of the San Bernadino shooter.Bkav's claims come despite Apple's statement that the engineering team had collaborated with "professional mask makers and mak
Apple shares peak as iPhone X goes on sale in UK

Apple shares peak as iPhone X goes on sale in UK

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Apple has shrugged off concerns about production delays on the new iPhone X by reporting a 19% rise in profit to $ 10.7bn (£8.2bn).Revenues were also up by 12% to $ 52.6bn (£40.2bn) in the fourth quarter ending 30 September - an increase of 12% during the same period last year.Analysts on average were expecting total revenue of $ 50.7bn (£38.8bn).Image:Staff high-five customers as the phone goes on sale in Tokyo, JapanThe company's shares rose 4% in after-hours trading on Thursday to hit an all-time high - as its 10th anniversary iPhone X went on sale in the UK on Friday and in many Asian markets, with Apple chief executive Tim Cook reporting "very strong" orders.At a cost of £999, it is Apple's most expensive handset with features including an edge-to-edge screen and a face ID unlocking s
IPhone X screen repairs could cost as much as $279

IPhone X screen repairs could cost as much as $279

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The high price tag of Apple's iPhone X didn't stop people from pre-ordering it. But repairing the $ 999 phone's screen could set some users back $ 279. IPhone users who did not opt for the AppleCare+ plan, which costs $ 199, will have to pay $ 279 to have their screens replaced, according to Apple. That price only includes screen damage. But for users who have AppleCare+, the price drops to $ 29. In comparison, Apple charges $ 169 to replace the screen on the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus. The price is $ 29 for users with AppleCare coverage. Issues caused by accidental damage aren’t covered under AppleCare, according to Apple's website. Third-party retailers typically offer the same services at a lower cost for repairs. The $ 279 price tag may seem unusually high, but
Daughter of Apple engineer says he was fired after she posted video of iPhone X

Daughter of Apple engineer says he was fired after she posted video of iPhone X

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An Apple engineer who worked on the iPhone X has been allegedly let go from the company because of a video his daughter posted to YouTube showing exclusive video of the new phone prior to its release. Brooke Amelia Peterson said in a second YouTube video posted on Saturday that her dad was an engineer who worked on the iPhone X and added that he had been let go from the company for breaking a rule. In her Sept. 16 vlog documenting her tour of Apple's headquarters while visiting her father at work, which has now been taken down at Apple's request, Peterson is seen playing with the new iPhone for a few seconds. She shows off the phone's edge-to-edge screen, advanced camera capabilities and the new Animoji feature that uses facial recognition to create custom emojis, in Apple's Cupertino ...
iPhone X sells out within minutes overnight

iPhone X sells out within minutes overnight

Technology
If you're just waking up, you're too late: iPhone X preorders sold out within minutes overnight. Today marked the kick-off for iPhone X preorders, Apple’s much anticipated 10th-anniversary edition of its iPhone. Preorders opened at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time and 3:01 a.m. ET for those Apple devotees who wanted to be some of the first to get their hands on the phone that Apple's CEO Tim Cook called the “biggest leap forward since the original iPhone” at its Sept. 12 launch event. While the iPhone X was gone online in minutes, the phone will be available in stores next Friday, Nov. 3. Here’s what you need to know about the iPhone X: Apple has confirmed that stores will have the new phone in stock on Nov. 3 and the company is encouraging customers to arrive early. "Stores will have iPhone