Tech companies like Apple and others are always looking for the new feature to add into a phone regardless if its good or not. They're under pressure to have something new every year. FaceID it not all the secure... anyone grabbing your phone can just hold it up to your face to unlock it. Sure you can turn on attentive to make sure your eyes are open. But, even with one eye open FaceID will unlock. With TouchID you had the option of 10 fingers you could map the sensor to. The chances of someone forcing you to unlock your phone is rare but at least with TouchID you could intentional fail the recognition by using the wrong finger 3 times. FaceID on the other hand, there is no intentional failing the recognition. It seems gimmicky, I hope Apple revisits putting touch ID back and underneath the screen glass. Alternately passcode is the most secure for anyone with security concerns.