iPhone X Face ID Fails Yet Again, Users Start Questioning Apple’s Marketing Claims

Apple was really proud of its new Face ID feature in the new iPhone X and even claimed that it was as secure as the previous generation fingerprint based Touch ID. However, Apple’s claims have fallen flat on their face as the new security feature has proven to be very easy to bypass. Multiple incidents have been recorded where an iPhone X’s Face ID completely failed at keeping a device secure.

In contrast to Touch ID, Apple’s Face ID uses an advanced suite of sensors to create a detailed depth map of a user’s face to compare it with the stored Face ID profile on user’s smartphone.

A while back, a daunting yet funny incident happened with a Chinese woman who found that her friend could unlock her phone using the Face ID feature. She went on to get a replacement, thinking it must be some hardware fault, however, to her amazement even the second iPhone X couldn’t differentiate between her and the friend.

The Nanjing’s resident Yan told the local media that despite trying on both phones, her Face ID security was still cracked by an office colleague in first attempt.

Yan said:

When the first time it happened, I called the Apple hotline, but the staff didn’t believe me. I, then, went with my colleague to the nearest Apple store, where she used facial recognition on my phone to demonstrate the issue to staff.

The store replaced the smartphone having a ‘faulty’ camera with a new one. But after she brought the second phone back to her office, the same problem occurred again which forced her get a refund for the phone.

No reports about that woman buying a ‘third’ iPhone X have been received as yet.

With the release of iPhone X, Apple had claimed that Face ID automatically adapts to changes in user’s appearance, such as wearing cosmetic makeup or growing facial hair. Moreover, the company asserted that the odds of Face ID registering a false positive and allowing an unauthorized person access to a device is about 1 in 1,000,000 in contrast to the odds of Touch ID registering a false positive which is about 1 in 50,000.

However, as we saw during the phone’s announcement, Face ID failed during the company’s first presentation attempt. It later failed to differentiate between a mother and her son followed by a simple hack that could let anyone bypass the security feature. It seems Apple’s tall claims were nothing but marketing mumbo jumbo.


  • Doob Marrna Chahyeh Apple User Ko :)
    Ab Bhi Bolenge : Apple Apple Hai :

    • ADNAN NAZIR

      aap oppo ki baat kro.

      • Huawei Huawei

        • Arslan Arshad

          Lolzz :-D Huawei is the most worst company in sense of Mobile device manufacturing their sensor did not work most of the time.

          Samsung and Motorola is somehow good companies to compare with Apple. Please do not insult Apple with Huawei … :-D

          • Apple Ne Kiya Apko Four Camera Full Version Etc 29,000 Main Diya Kabhi New ?
            Nahi Na
            Huawei Huawei Hai
            Hum Ghareebo Ka I Phone hai

    • Arslan Arshad

      believe me …. Apple Apple ha :-D

      • Khanae Wala Apple Apple Hai G Manta ho Wo Dekhne Main Bhi Aur Khane Main Bhi Apple he hai :) Believe Me

        • agk2k7

          well said wahab sb :P

  • ahmadnowaz

    Its already failed with twin siblings and 3D-mask test. Interestingly about 32 out of every 1000 people is a twin.

  • Xahid

    Apple official response:

    FaceID is not made for Chinese peoples :)

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Shukar hy yai Pakistan mai nahi hua..warna 2 din tak breaking news ban jani thi. .”breaking! apple fail hogya..daway jhoot niklay..etc etc..lol epic