Watch Apple's demo of facial recognition on the iPhone X fail

Key Points
  • Apple's Face ID demo failed on stage
  • It's supposed to let you unlock the phone by looking at it
  • There are new sensors that enable it and it's supposed to work better than Touch ID
Apple shows off first live look at the iPhone X

During Apple's demo on stage of the iPhone X's Face ID, which is supposed to let a user unlock the phone by looking at it, the feature failed.


The new Face ID feature is supposed to be more accurate and secure than Touch ID, which currently lets iPhone users unlock their devices with a fingerprint. But what happens when it fails? Well, you'll need to enter your passcode instead.

Source: Apple

Apple talked a bit about how there are plenty of new features built into the iPhone that should allow this to work in all situations, even in the dark.

Just apparently not on stage in front of a huge audience.