Having read the macrumors post on Face ID, which was a really enjoyable read if you haven't read it already... the part that caught my eye was: "Apple says Face ID is the future of how we will unlock our smartphones, suggesting Face ID will be the de facto Touch ID replacement in devices going forward." Did Apple actually make this claim or is this being inferred? If this is stated, I can see why Apple wouldn't bring it back (despite manufacturing/engineering troubles that prevented it from getting in). Either way, the purpose of this poll is to see how much of the community is thinking TouchID will come in the future or is coming back. I've seen both sides to the story: "Apple does not put stuff back that they've removed." "Yes, they have to!" "They tried, but failed to get Touch ID in, this year is a cover-up until next year!" "They tried, but failed to get Touch ID in, they made the decision that Face ID is the future and are not going to go back." "TouchID will come back and FaceID will be there too!" Depending on the outcome of this poll, I will decide whether to upgrade my at least 3 year old phone to an X, or maybe.... stick with it for another year. Given everything that I am reading about the X, it looks worth it to have the form factor of close to a 7/8 while having all the advantages of the larger +, with a bit more. The only thing that is has me caught in a bind, is Touch ID. I know we can't get a response from Apple, so I am relying on the best Apple community I know to collectively help me, and people like myself to seeing how many people really think TouchID is gone, vs those that think it's going to come back. I ask you be honest in your vote, and do not check the results prior to voting. Your honestly goes a long way and will help me and people like me, maybe even yourselves with your own decision. Don't game the polls. If you lie to me and the community in this poll, your lying to your yourself.