Conan O'Brien Pokes Fun at Face ID in Skit With Fake Craig Federighi

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Conan O'Brien, host of late night talk show Conan, last night did a skit covering Apple's keynote and the new Face ID feature designed to unlock the iPhone X with a facial scan.

A fake Craig Federighi takes the stage to answer inane Face ID questions from the audience. "Does it work with the butt?" asks one person. "What's the maximum number of faces that the phone can recognize?" asks another man. "That's a good question. Just one," says fake Federighi. "I have six," says the audience member, holding up a garbage bag.


Face ID is a new technology, so naturally there are a lot of questions about how it works and whether it can be fooled by things like photos or masks (it can't), which is what makes this skit humorous.

The Face ID feature is limited to the iPhone X right now, but Apple has said that Face ID is the future of how we will unlock our smartphones. Face ID works in the dark because it uses infrared, and it can also correctly scan a face that's obscured by hats, glasses, makeup, beards, and more.

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41 months ago
This one is better and more accurate

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41 months ago
God that was awful and boring!
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41 months ago

I have a question....
How is this the 9th and 10th versions of the phone any different from generation 1? It has the same shape, the same limited storage, the same basic apps, and it is lacking the same features such as SD Card and now no earphone jack....

So how is it better???

-Same shape: a phone has to be rectangular with a display on the front side, I’m not sure what you expect
-same limited storage: the original iPhone started with 4, 8, and 16GB storage options, the iPhone X offers 64 and 256GB models.
-same basic apps: the preinstalled apps increased in number over time, but iOS offers over 2.2 million apps. The original iPhone didn’t even have an AppStore
-SD card: you wouldn’t need it with 64 and 256GB of built in storage
-Lightning jack: Apple were the first to drop support of floppy disks, optical drives, currently USB 3, and now headphones jack. It’ll happen whether we like it or not.
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41 months ago
Hmm, I think they stretched the "I tore a face down, how can I get into this person's phone" joke a bit too thin by basically making it the sole basis of all questions.

It was funny once or twice and could have been a good running gag, too, but not this condensed with nothing more in-between.

Glassed Silver:ios
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41 months ago
Not worth the time posting

Oh wait

Apple just made another 50 million
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41 months ago
The second the cops hold this up to a suspect's face and unlock the phone, it's all over for Apple
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