Apple claims that a random person has a ‘1 in a million’ chance of unlocking a user’s iPhone X, this is not the case in China where Apple’s new facial recognition technology has been slammed.
According to reports a Chinese woman’s work colleague was easily able to unlock her iPhone X, when the same test was conducted with a second iPhone X the same two people were easily able to unlock the device.
Now Apple is being accused of bias towards Anglo Saxon faces.
According to the Shanghaiist.com reports the Nanjing woman brought the phone to her local Apple Store in order to demonstrate the issue, and was given a new phone.
Sure enough, the next day, she was able to repeat the feat and was informed she could have a refund.
The two women’s’ looks are not entirely dissimilar, but you certainly wouldn’t peg them as twins. That’s led to racism claims on social media.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports of an iPhone X being easily fooled by non-white users. Shortly after the phone’s release, Sana Sherwan’s iPhone X was repeatedly unlocked by her ten-year-old son.
Interestingly, there have been no reports of Caucasian iPhone X users struggling with the Face ID. However, that isn’t to say it hasn’t happened.
Apple is yet to comment on these reports.