The iPhone X is ‘racist’ because it can’t tell Chinese people apart

The iPhone is 'racist' because it can't tell Chinese people apart, Apple fans claim
This mother and son claim the iPhone X’s facial recognition system cannot distiuignish between them

Apple has been accused of being ‘racist’ after a Chinese boy realised he could unlock his mum’s iPhone X using the facial recognition software.

The bizarre flaw was discovered by a husband who bought his wife an expensive new smartphone.

But she was shocked to discover her son was able to use his face to unlock the phone.

It seems the family, who live in the city of Shanghai, Eastern China, could trick the system.

The father, identified only by his surname Liu, phoned Apple’s customer service hotline to report the problem.

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Pics shows: the mother and son demonstrated how the iPhone reactions when they test its face ID feature; Apple have been accused of being "racist" after a Chinese boy realised he could unlock his mum???s iPhone X using the facial recognition software. The bizarre flaw was discovered by a husband who bought his wife an expensive new smartphone. But she was shocked to discover her son was able to use his face to unlock the phone. It seems the family, who live in the city of Shanghai, Eastern China, could trick the system. The father, identified only by his surname Liu, phoned Apple???s customer service hotline to report the problem. He was told it was a rare, isolated case caused by his wife and son looking very similar. It is thought that the American tech giant have now launched a full investigation into the Liu family???s claims. The news come just a week after a Chinese woman realise she could unlock her colleague???s iPhone X using the facial recognition software. A shocking video shows how one woman was able to easily unlock the other???s phone. This was despite the pair having a number of different features, including totally different haircuts. It has now been suggested that the iPhone X is unable to tell Chinese people apart from one another. Apple continue to main that its facial recognition software near enough fool proof. It says that there is only a one in a million chance of someone else???s face being able to unlock your phone. But iPhone users in China - a country of more than a billion people - are becoming increasingly concerned about their iPhone X???s security and privacy features. Asiawire
Apple says there is a ‘one in a million’ chance of someone else unlocking your iPhone X, although family members who look alike could potentially fool the Face ID security system (Picture: Asiawire)

He was told it was a rare, isolated case caused by his wife and son looking very similar.

It is thought that the American tech giant has now launched a full investigation into the Liu family’s claims.

The news comes just a week after a Chinese woman realise she could unlock her colleague’s iPhone X using the facial recognition software.

A shocking video shows how one woman was able to easily unlock the other’s phone.

This was despite the pair having a number of different features.

Pics shows: the mother and son demonstrated how the iPhone reactions when they test its face ID feature; Apple have been accused of being "racist" after a Chinese boy realised he could unlock his mum???s iPhone X using the facial recognition software. The bizarre flaw was discovered by a husband who bought his wife an expensive new smartphone. But she was shocked to discover her son was able to use his face to unlock the phone. It seems the family, who live in the city of Shanghai, Eastern China, could trick the system. The father, identified only by his surname Liu, phoned Apple???s customer service hotline to report the problem. He was told it was a rare, isolated case caused by his wife and son looking very similar. It is thought that the American tech giant have now launched a full investigation into the Liu family???s claims. The news come just a week after a Chinese woman realise she could unlock her colleague???s iPhone X using the facial recognition software. A shocking video shows how one woman was able to easily unlock the other???s phone. This was despite the pair having a number of different features, including totally different haircuts. It has now been suggested that the iPhone X is unable to tell Chinese people apart from one another. Apple continue to main that its facial recognition software near enough fool proof. It says that there is only a one in a million chance of someone else???s face being able to unlock your phone. But iPhone users in China - a country of more than a billion people - are becoming increasingly concerned about their iPhone X???s security and privacy features. Asiawire
Face ID works by scanning the contours of people’s faces. It means iPhone X owners can unlock the device using their face(Picture: Asiawire)

It has now been suggested that the iPhone X is unable to tell Chinese people apart from one another.

Apple continues to maintain that its facial recognition software is fool-proof.

It said there is a one in a million chance of someone else’s face being able to unlock your phone.

But iPhone users in China – a country of more than a billion people – are becoming increasingly concerned about their iPhone X’s security and privacy features.

The iPhone X uses a system called Face ID that scans users’ faces.

It works by analysing the contours of peoples’ faces, so still works if owners change their haircut, grow a beard or gain weight.

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