According to credible leaks IPhone 8 least secure ever.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheRealAlex, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    Here is the link IPhone 8 to scrap Touch ID because they could not embed it in time under the display.
    Instead they will use Facial ID like the Samsung Galaxy phones and Note 7 Facial Recognition.

    I won't go into all the details of how less secure Tocuh ID or Facial Recognition is than a good PIN.

    That's Not the purpose of Facial Recognition. The real purpose is how annoying it is every time you log into YouTube and YouTube Automatically knows your Liked and Watched videos and suggest annoying Videos You would like. The Purpose of Facial Recognition is that made 100x Worse. Anytime you Stand a a Bank Kiosk with Apple Pay or Stand at any PC or Your friend let's you Borrow their phone. Facial Recognition is there to "Keep track of you for your security" Even if you don't LoG In Apps and Apple know exactly Who is using the Device. Provided you want to use Any of Apples Services and we all use iCloud for Back up they really don't give you a choice.
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Good summary of the recent leaks. Hate that touchID removal though.
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I missed the part of the article that said that the iPhone 8 was the least secure iPhone ever.
  4. eyoungren, Jul 9, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Soooo…if I told you that my iPhone 6s+ has TouchID, BUT that I don't use it, I use a passcode instead?

    What would you say?

    Is my iPhone one of the least secure ever?
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I'm not buying into these no TouchID rumours, but if it turns out to be true, that might be a deal breaker for me. For me, TouchID is the ideal blend of convenience and security. I'm not sold on facial recognition, and going back to typing in a pin would feel like a huge step backwards.
  6. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    I also recall months of debate here about the security of Touch ID. Much of the anti-Touch ID argument boiled down to, "Existing fingerprint-verification systems suck, so Apple's will, too." The big paranoid fantasy was finger amputation (haven't heard of any of that happening in the real-life world of Touch ID). I guess decapitation fantasies will be arriving soon.

    Of course, any feature that makes it easier to get into a computer (or a bank vault) has the potential to be less secure. The proof, however, is in the execution. We can spin all the fantasies we want, pro and con, about rumored features. Our faith or lack of faith in Apple's abilities will determine our positions in the debate, but nothing can be proven, because it's all speculation.

    If it turns out that a facial-recognition feature can match or exceed the level of security provided by Touch ID, I'm going to give it a try. Basic fact of the matter is, if our iPhones, iPads, and Macs come with depth-sensing camera systems, we'll also be able to use hand gestures to control our equipment (among other things). That'll be far more useful than a one-trick-pony fingerprint scanner.
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If the screen rumours are true then the Touch ID will be on the power button. I can’t see Apple moving away from it.
  8. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    " Ditto" I can't find that either. In fact it says it will have advanced facial recognition on a phone.
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    ugh, there's enough rumors floating around about this now that it's making me think Apple is scarpping the touch id....I would really hate for that to happen.
  10. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I'll believe it when they (don't) announce it at the reveal.
  11. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    As I said in the other thread (had you read it before starting your own), TouchID is a valued asset.

    If Apple drops it, it would be a detriment. But I am not buying the redesign iPhone anyway...I'm staying w/my 6s.
  12. adnbek, Jul 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

    adnbek macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec
    As soon as I saw the headline and "forbes" I knew it was a Gordon Kelly post. What a clickbaity hack that guy is.

    When iOS 10.3.3 or 11 come out or some new leak is released, watch him post an article saying how it has a "nasty surprise", his tired and overused catchphrase.

    EDIT: At least this time, it was the OP who totally made up the headline... and I have to say Gordon - nasty surprise - Kelly would be proud. Perhaps you can convince him to change his title to yours.
  13. Shark5150 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2014
    The thread title is garbage. Especially since everything is based on rumors and extrapolating those rumors to say that the 8 will be not secure is absurd at best.  will work it out.
  14. noobinator, Jul 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

    noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    Let's take a look at why this post is absolute trash.

    1. The phone isn't even out yet.
    2. Details on the new phone are very sparse.
    3. We don't know for certain what will or won't be included.
    4. Even if they do remove touch ID, we don't know anything on it's replacement or how secure it is/isn't.
    5. Just because one person say it's insecure, doesn't mean it is.
    6. Do you enjoy reading clickbait? Because you sure enjoy posting it.
  15. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    Then this site shouldn't allow 90% of the "iPhone X" (insert the 'next', unreleased model for "X") threads....
  16. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    There's a difference between speculation and exposition about an unreleased device.

    Where we get into trouble is that people like the OP take speculation as fact and act on it.
  17. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Neither "credible" nor "least secure" ever are accurate. What a joke.
  18. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    Fantastic spin in the title. Good FUD there, OP.

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