All Articles by Rene Ritchie

Yes, Animoji uses the TrueDepth camera system on iPhone X

Animoji uses the IR system on the iPhone X TrueDepth camera system to periodically update a depth map but it uses the RGB camera constantly to track and match facial movement and expressions.

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VECTOR is my new daily podcast — here's how to subscribe!

The all-new VECTOR podcast — bringing you the best in Apple analysis, tech insight, reviews, interviews, Q&A, and roundtables. Subscribe now!

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Face ID hasn't been hacked: What you need to know

Absolutely no one has broken into Face ID's secure enclave or gained access to its data. All we've seen is headlines and videos involving family members and forensic artists trying to spoof it.

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I'd love a 'Guest Mode' in iOS 12

A 'Guest Mode' would let you hand your iPhone or iPad to a friend or stranger in need so they could place a call or look something up on the web without also giving them access to all your data.

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How to quickly disable Touch ID and Face ID when you need extra security

Can you rapidly force your iPhone to require your passcode or password to unlock? Absolutely — with iOS 11.

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iPhone 9 / iPhone XI rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features!

Apple is rumored to be considering a laser-powered time-of-flight system to bring TrueDepth-style 3D to the rear camera(s).

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Apple Watch Nike+ coming in Midnight Fog

If you love "running stealth" with Nike Air Vapormax, you're going to love matching it up with the new Apple Watch Nike+ Midnight Fog.

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Apple Watch: 1, Killer Sharks: 0

Apple Watch Series 3 means staying connected almost anywhere — including while stranded in shark-infested waters.

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Five ways Apple could improve iPhone X usability

iPhone X is the best damn product Apple has ever made but that doesn't mean it can't and won't get better.

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How to screenshot iPhone X

How do you take screen shots with iPhone X if it doesn't have a Home button? As easily as ever!

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How to fix iOS 11 and iPhone X battery life problems

How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 11 or upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here are our top power-saving tips!

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How to transfer data from your old phone to your new iPhone

What's the easiest and best way to transfer all your data from your old iPhone to your brand new iPhone 7? This way!

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It's long past time to admit Apple Watch is a huge success

Was iPod a successful product? Absolutely and undeniably. Well, Apple Watch is poised to surpass it.

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How to fix the annoying ! [?] text bug on iPhone and iPad

Apple has pushed out iOS 11.1.1, a minor point release update that fixes the major annoyance of the letter i autocorrecting to I️.

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iPhone X not responding in cold weather? Apple's issuing a fix!

Apple will be issuing a software update to address reports of temporary unresponsiveness when iPhone X jumps into the cold.

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Star Wars and 'Scenes' Portrait Backgrounds come to Clips 2.0

Clips 2.0 brings new shorcuts, a simpler interface, Star Wars-tie ins, and portrait selfie 'Scenes' to iPhone X.

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The next iPhone X should be bigger. No, smaller!

The follow up to iPhone X should be bigger. Yes. Oh, no. I mean no! It should be smaller! When it comes to iPhone 9 or iPhone XI, which sizes would you prefer?

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Why I'd love a Smart Battery Case for iPhone X

A Smart Battery case for iPhone X would take its already impressive battery life to the next level while only adding extra bulk when and if you absolutely needed it. Gimme.

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Animoji problems and how to fix them

If your Animoji are freezing, stuttering, stopping, failing to track your face, failing to send or otherwise causing you problems, here's the fix!

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Best iPhone

The 256 GB iPhone X is the best iPhone you can buy today. It fits a Plus-sized screen into a regular-sized iPhone with an almost bezel-free design and the best display and camera technology on the market.

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