It looks like being fooled by a creepy cobbled-together mask wasn’t enough for iPhone X’s Face ID. The most hyped feature of Apple’s latest iPhone just got its new match; a 10-year-old boy. Named Ammar Malik, this 10-year-old kid unlocked his mother’s iPhone X, suggesting that any family member with enough resemblance can fool the Face ID.
Reported by Wired, this incident happened with Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani earlier this month. “There’s no way you’re getting access to this phone,” this is what Sana was saying to his fifth-grade son Ammar, who walked into the bedroom to admire their new pair of iPhone Xs. Without knowing which phone is whose, Ammar picked up his mother’s phone and unlocked it in a split second after he looked at it.
Despite being looked a lot like his father, Ammar could only unlock Attaullah’s phone only on one attempt, has been unable to replicate since then. After re-scanning the face in a better light condition, Sana could bar her son from her phone. But, just after she re-registered for the third time in indoor, nighttime lighting condition to replicate her initial registration, Ammar could unlock it again.
While introducing the Face ID during the iPhone X event in September, Apple claimed that it’s more secure than the Touch ID, with the chance that 1 in 1,000,000 in the general population will be able to break through. In this case, Ammar has just become that minute exception.