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Why iPad Pro retrains FaceID for multiple orientations

Thoughts on Apple Car, Part 125

Michael Schmidt
Nov 1, 2018 · 2 min read

When I wrote that the transition from TouchID to FaceID was actually started thinking ahead for Apple Car, it was just a crazy idea.

But at Apple’s Brooklyn event on October 30, when they introduced the new iPad Pro with FaceID, two things came apparent:

FaceID will learn to unlock Apple Car when you approach

Apple wrote the marketing language on the new iPad Pro websites in a way that you can easily replace iPad with Apple Car and tablet with vehicle.

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What it does will be much more in Apple Car than what we see today in iPhone and iPad. What will remain is that it’s the one passcode you can’t forget.

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And with the launch of multiple faces in iOS 12, they paved the way for family unlocking of Apple Car.

Very much looking forward to this!

Update 11/4: Jony Ive, in his own words talking to the Independent:

Face ID, for instance, is such a remarkably complex and sophisticated set of technologies, it’s not just one that was developed to a singular goal.

Thoughts on Apple Car

Conceptualizations on the future car, a.o.

Michael Schmidt

Written by

Director Consulting at Virtual Identity. I spent a decade on automotive brands in digital, and blog about brand strategy, #ubx and #AppleCar / #ProjectTitan.

Thoughts on Apple Car

Conceptualizations on the future car, a.o. shared by former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée, Apple/Google/Dropbox designer Ryhan Hassan, Lyft and Snap VC investor Alex Giannikoulis, Wristly founder Bernard Desarnauts, and CaminaLab/Drivania/Shotl founder Gerard Martret.

Michael Schmidt

Written by

Director Consulting at Virtual Identity. I spent a decade on automotive brands in digital, and blog about brand strategy, #ubx and #AppleCar / #ProjectTitan.

Thoughts on Apple Car

Conceptualizations on the future car, a.o. shared by former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée, Apple/Google/Dropbox designer Ryhan Hassan, Lyft and Snap VC investor Alex Giannikoulis, Wristly founder Bernard Desarnauts, and CaminaLab/Drivania/Shotl founder Gerard Martret.

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