FaceID unlock angle

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jhearty99, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    So, does the iPhone need to be lifted up in order for FaceID to work or will it work flat on a desk?
     
  2. potentmf macrumors regular

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    9to5 Mac says it MAY work while lying on a desk.

    I'm someone that likes to quickly glance at a text or hold my phone in my lap discreetly. I don't want to have to hold it up so everyone knows that I'm on the phone.

    I've used this on other phones and it was cool to show off, but I got tired of having to look exactly like the picture I took. Apple says this will not happen, but I'm not getting the warm and fuzzy about it. I'm a woman that wears glasses and makeup, and change my hair looks all the time. So I'll may just wait until they get fingerprint under the display to work. Since that's what they were working on initially.
     
  3. bigscotal macrumors 6502

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    Totally agree with this. I sooo wanted to like the X, but this one potential issue is stopping me wanting to shell out my hard-earned cash.

    Definately tempted to sit this one out and see if they re-introduce Touch ID via the screen next year.

    Failing that, I'd be tempted towards the 8+. However, in doing that, it kinda makes you feel that you'd be buying something that's not the 'best' that Apple have on offer. Certainly puts me off that as well.
     
  4. lellis2k macrumors 6502

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    I can't find any info on this, surprised nobody asked them to demo the angles during the hands-on time. I'll be gutted if it doesn't work but i'm sure ill get used to putting my passcode in when it's on my desk :(
     
  5. jumpingjackflash macrumors regular

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    Heck, if the Face ID didn't even worked with perfect angle at the live event, don't expect it to work with more difficult angles. And by saying "it doesn't work" I mean if it's even randomly not working it means it doesn't work.
     
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    Other phones used completly different technology to do this. FaceID does not take a picture from you and compare it to that.

    you should try windows hello some time. it works great.
     
  7. santela macrumors regular

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    Face ID is my biggest concern with the X.

    I really want the phone since it's a new look in 10 years, and the cameras look very good.

    But I unlock my phone probably 100 times a day, Touch ID is probably one of the most important features for me. I need Face ID to work as advertised for me to jump onboard.

    Not convinced so far.
     
  8. jhearty99, Sep 14, 2017
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    jhearty99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im not really concerned about what happened during the keynote as it seemed to be an error on Apples preperation and not FaceID.

    I just wish they would have demonstrated it from other angles besides holding it up to your face.
     
  9. jumpingjackflash macrumors regular

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    Yes. But maby, just maby they didn't because they were afraid of taking the risk of failure and the whole world laughing at them. If they were sure it would work at different angles they would have shown us. But they weren't.
     

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