iPhone X's Face ID is visible using an infrared camera

The system projects 30,000 dots onto your face to create a depth map.

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  • · Posted 2 weeks Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Apple launched its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, the other day, and one of it's key features is Face ID. The new facial recognition software replaces Touch ID (because there's no longer a home button) and works by protecting 30,000 infrared dots to create a facial depth map.

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Intrigued by what the new system might look like, one early adopter of the iPhone X decided to film Face ID in action using an infrared camera, revealing the dots as they scatter across his face. "Filmed this earlier today with the IR night vision of my security cam to show the Face ID unlock," he said, posting the video to Reddit. "I thought it was mildly interesting as you can see the IR sensor go off when detecting the face and wanted to share."

Check it out above.

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