When the iPhone X was announced, people were in awe of the new features and technology it boasted. One of the most important features is the security of the device and the ability to unlock your phone with Face ID. Apple made it a point to let us know that the chance of someone unlocking the phone without your face is slim to none. It sounds perfect and gives your phone next-level security but like everything else, you have to read the fine print. There are some exceptions to the Face ID rule that includes twins, siblings, and offspring.
A mother and son are giving the validity of Face ID a run for their money with the video below. It seems that the iPhone X unlocked with both of their faces, with ease. Not only did it recognize the mother’s face but it registered the son’s features as well. The same thing seems to be happening with twins and parents who have offspring with high counts of their genetic makeup. If you look a lot like your parents, there is a chance that you can unlock their iPhone X. There are a lot of factors involved as to why this could happen. It could be something as simple as the lighting or something a little more complex. In an interview with WIRED, the family shares their experiences with Face ID and go through some tests to see how any further offspring unlocking could be avoided.
Even though we thought that these things couldn’t happen, guess what…THEY CAN! Hackers all over the world are allegedly claiming to have beat the Face ID system and some are charging money to disable any phones they may come across. Wonder if this will be a problem for the famed anniversary edition going forward.
Press play on the video below to see how it all played out. Visit WIRED to peep the full interview.