Face-ID In Action: 30,000 Infrared Lasers in your face every time you unlock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by serialiphoneuser, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. serialiphoneuser, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

    serialiphoneuser macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2016
    You probably already know this, this is not new. But it's quite fascinating isn't it?

    How many times do you unlock your device? According to Apple, about ~80 times a day. Every time you unlock your device, the dot projector shoots 30,000 lasers straight into your face and eyes to map your accurate facial geometry. You probably know the old saying about lasers? Anyway, it's completely safe according to Apple, as the the VCSEL used in iPhones emit only the healthy kind of lasers. So you should be good. It is proven to be completely safe; I strongly believe in what Apple says.

    Go Face-ID! Screw Touch-ID.

  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Is this why I hear an ever so faint "pew pew pew" when unlocking?
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    I don’t know, what do they say about lasers?!
  4. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Apple has enough to settle lawsuits. You're covered :)
  5. jetlagged macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2012
    Just use sunglasses and put sunscreen on your face all the time and you’ll be good and safe
  6. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    I can hear the news headlines next year:

    Man sues Apple for $10M after filing face cancer lawsuit from iPhone X use.

    Good God.......
  7. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
  8. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    This kind of scaremongering is dangerous and borderline illegal.
  9. california_kid macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2016
    San Francisco
    Meh. Sharks with freakin' laser beams attached to their heads is much cooler!
  10. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
  11. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

    Apr 16, 2017
    South Dakota
    The iPhone X, the last phone you will ever own. XXX is poison.
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    So, do chemtrails help Face ID work even faster?
  13. biopig, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

    biopig macrumors regular

    May 15, 2014
    Infrared is totally safe to human. It’s understandable AS LONG AS u have a some physics knowledge from ur high school. Not to mention that the iPhone X is emitting a trivial amount of infrared.
  14. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Honestly, I prefer lasers in my face every time I open my iPhone to you in my face about how you don't like Face ID every time I open the forum. We get it. Don't you have something more enjoyable to do than bitch about a product you don't own, won't own?
  15. serialiphoneuser, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

    serialiphoneuser thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2016
    Did you even read my first post? I'm all in for the future of Face-ID!
    I just hope Apple adds an option to continuously authenticate the user with Face-ID at the expense of the battery (and may be a pair of other less important things). So if the iPhone detects another person, it automatically locks the phone without having to press the side button and auto unlocks as well when it "sees" the user.
  16. Jjayf macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2015
    Something has to bring down the mighty Apple.. May as well be a 340 million strong class action lawsuit from people blinded by face ID.

    Ever see or read Day of the Triffids? Apple causes the fall of society when 1/3 of the population goes blind..
  17. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    30,000 lasers beamed onto my face??

    Hells yes! That’s some sci-fit stuff right there.

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