Face ID on the iPhone can now be used while wearing a mask

Face ID on the iPhone can now be used while wearing a mask

The extra machine learning horsepower is likely needed to pull off the deeper facial analysis. This latest development is likely the culmination of at least two years of work in this area. Apple has been taking baby steps toward this since the pandemic began in early 2020, almost immediately tweaking iOS 13.5 to bring the password prompt up more quickly and then finding a way to let your Apple Watch help out in iOS 14.5.

Although it’s odd that Apple has discovered out a way to make Face ID work while wearing a mask just as pandemic-related mask requirements are being lifted around the world, it’s now available in iOS 15.4. You’ll also need an iPhone that’s at least a year old; the feature is only available on iPhone 12 and later models, and Apple doesn’t explain why. Even yet, it’s not difficult to guess: the A14 Bionic chip, which debuted in the iPhone 12, increased the amount of Neural Engine cores from 8 to 16, allowing for over 11 trillion operations per second.

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