Apple's Silicon Chief Talks About iPhone Chips, Face ID, and More in Israeli Interview [Updated]

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    Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple, recently talked about iPhone chipmaking, Face ID security, augmented reality, and more in a wide-ranging interview with Israeli website CTech by Calcalist.

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    For context, Srouji leads the team responsible for custom silicon and hardware technologies like batteries, storage controllers, and application processors, including the new A11 Bionic chip in the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

    Apple's control over both hardware and software allows Srouji's team to have a three-year roadmap for iPhone and iPad processors:
    Srouji complimented Israel, where he was born and raised, for its significant technological contributions to Apple products. He said Apple now employs over 900 engineers in Israel, up from a reported 700 or so in 2015.

    A few years ago, Apple opened research and development offices in Haifa, north of Tel Aviv, with the facilities serving as the iPhone maker's second-largest R&D operations outside of the United States at the time.

    There, a team of engineers are focused on chip design, testing, and engineering, according to Apple's job listings over the years.
    Apple has also acquired several Israeli companies over the years, including PrimeSense, which developed the original Kinect sensor for Xbox. PrimeSense's 3D sensing tech is believed to be at the core of Face ID on the iPhone X.

    Apple later scooped up Israeli startup LinX, whose dual-lens camera technologies are likely used in the latest iPhone models. It also bought Israeli flash memory firm Anobit Technologies and facial recognition startup RealFace.

    Srouji added that Face ID is the fastest and most secure facial recognition system in the industry. He also said 3D masks shouldn't be able to spoof Face ID, although a questionable video may have proved otherwise just days later.
    Full Interview: Silicon is "Unforgiving," Says Apple's Chip Chief Johny Srouji

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  2. KeyMs92 macrumors regular

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    Safe to say, this guy is pretty smart.
     
  3. Jbusick7944 macrumors regular

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    What in the hell does this mean?
    He told the interviewer "you have to be happy about it because imagine you have the phone and I go aside and I can create a fake of it."
     
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    All hail to Johny Srouji. This person and their team are the single element responsible for Apple being around today. He is a Deity. :apple:
     
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    Not really sure how more secure Face ID is, but it sure is more fun.
     
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    It's "Johny Speak."
     
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    Looks like Vietnamese Cybersecurity firm Bkav could fool the FaceID with half face 3D printed mask with 2D images. It says, it will be a problem for popular and famous folks, but ordinary Joe need not worry(what's the use of cracking their iPhone X)!

    IPhone X exclusive for ordinary folks!!

    https://www.wired.com/story/hackers-say-broke-face-id-security/
     
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    He looks like David Byrne's twin brother, Talking Heads:

    And you may ask yourself
    How do I work this?
    And you may ask yourself
    Where is that large automobile?
    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful house!
    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful wife!
    And you may ask yourself
    Why is the iPhone X so damm expensive!
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    One can't dispute the talent of his team. Other flagships are only just slimly beating the iPhone 7 in multicore, and are still about half of that in single core, while the 8/x bounded ahead again. Can't wait to see more future work from them.
     
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    Wonder, if you can unlock dead man's phone using his :confused: face.o_O:mad::apple:
     
  12. Sill macrumors 6502a

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    Why does that pic remind me of Marshall Applewhite from Heavens' Gate?

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    What about the small twin kids who unlocked the iPhone X using each other's face to register and then unlock in the Wall Street Journal video ?
     
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    Was this claim of industry's fastest and most secure facial id technology before or after it was revealed that the Facial ID was cracked by wearing a mask?
     
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    This guy is a brilliant mind and, he’s an Arab Christian which goes to show that, contrary to popular beliefs, opportunities in Israel are not limited by race and/ or religion.
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    He didn’t say “Aluminium”.
     
  16. mi7chy, Nov 14, 2017
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    False. Windows Hello passes evil twin test and is more resilient against masks unlike Fake ID. That's no surprise, though, since Fake ID is using 2010 Kinect technology that Microsoft dumped for a better inhouse solution.

     
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    Chew on that, BDS folk. Willing to bet a large percentage of them are using Apple gear (and the rest must be using Intel or other Israel-designed tech).

    Also, Sruji is Arab and a graduate of Technion Institute. So much for apartheid.
     
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    Ha, that’s really interesting. Good to see.
     
  19. macTW macrumors 65816

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    Admirable Apple has high ranking employees who can and do conduct interviews in other languages.
     
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    Someone better tell him about the 10 year old who can unlock his mothers phone using Face ID...
     
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    It still is the most secure in the very limited field of face recognition. Details of the hack are very limited and many things about that video seem scketchy. We have no idea how practical the method actually is. For example how the face was initially registered (was he wearing a ski mask, was the mask actually registered instead of his face, and how many tries did this takes. The angle seemed very picky, hence the rig used for the phone and mask).
    At a minimum the effort was far higher than prior hacks with fingerprints, faces or even iris scans.
     
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    I was told by someone on Engadget the other day that the A-Series of chips aren't innovative.

    All I could do was laugh in his face.
     
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    This 'mask' thing has been debunked on so many levels now I laugh when people bring it up.
     
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    Huh?

    Can anybody interpret this for me?
     

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