Apple defends Face ID accuracy as iPhone X launch looms

iphone-x-face-idFace ID is the marquee new feature on the iPhone X. 
Apple is under the gun to get its flagship iPhone X out the door. 

The company wanted so badly to produce more iPhone X units that it told manufacturers to lower the accuracy of its facial recognition system, which it calls Face ID, to speed up production, according to Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources. The story highlights the challenges Apple faces in getting the phone to the market, including supply shortages and issues with its 3D sensor for mapping faces. 

Apple disputed Bloomberg’s charge of reduced accuracy for Face ID. 

“The quality and accuracy of Face ID haven’t changed,” Apple said in a statement. “It continues to be 1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID.”