The brand new iPhone X has been heralded as the most groundbreaking and technologically advanced since the first iPhone was unveiled in 2007.
But one of the key new features, the Face ID recognition software which allows users to open their phone by scanning their face, has sparked privacy fears.
iPhone x的主要新技能之一“脸部解锁(Face ID)”可以让使用者通过手机扫描面部就打开手机。但是这项面部识别系统引发了大家对隐私的顾虑。
Experts warned that the new technology has the potential be abused by thieves, forcing iPhone X owners to unlock their phones to steal information and wipe them to sell, or even an abusive partner wanting to look through their spouses' messages.
It could also potentially allow police to unlock phones of suspects to find incriminating evidence, without having to get a court to try and force them to hand over their passcode.
The technology throws up many similar concerns as to when Apple launched its fingerprint technology on earlier iPhone models.
But with Face ID, there is also the concern the scan can normalize facial recognition software - and unlike the iPhone which only stores information about its user's face on the phone itself - other applications could have far greater privacy concerns.
The Fifth Amendment protects citizens from being forced to divulge their passwords if it will incriminate themselves.
But ever since Apple introduced Touch ID, legal experts have argued that biometric evidence such as blood, DNA, and fingerprints do not count as testimony against ourselves.