iPhone X FailID

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  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Not working under an angle is a real limitation of this thing.

    If the iPhone X is on a table and you want to unlock it and cannot hover over it, you will have to let it fail so you can enter your password to unlock.
     
  2. DNichter macrumors 604

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    Yup, it doesn't work at those extreme angles. Has been known since day 1. Will improve in version 2.
     
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    It does work with less extreme angles. I leave mine on my desk and have to just lean towards my X to get it to open. I am far from hovering over it. Still way better than TouchID for me
     
  4. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    and the amount of distance needed is way too much. i put my code in far more often than with touchid.

    faceid sucks.
     
  5. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I use a totally different option. Might not be for everyone, but it works great for me. I just pick the damn thing up and point it at my face. I know it's a major pain, but I figure I'm exercising my arm muscles, so it can't be all bad.
     
  6. MarcMller macrumors regular

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    Man people still complaining about this.... RETURN IT. Sick of people who have this phone complaining about it over and over again. I LOVE my X, you don't? return it... simple.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    The bread in my toaster sometimes hangs and I have to dislodge it to get my toast out

    Didn't want to start a new thread to let everyone know, so I figured I would just piggyback on this similar one
     
  8. j800r macrumors 6502

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    Doesn’t take much to pick up a damn phone. FaceID works fine. Don’t like it? There’s the perfect device for you with pretty much the exact same specs. It’s called the iPhone 8.
     
  9. MacWins macrumors regular

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    Version 2 will be implemented in 2018 or 2019 models ??
     
  10. DNichter macrumors 604

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    I am thinking 2018, likely with the iPad Pro models.
     
  11. MacWins macrumors regular

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    I will almost certainly take the X plus at the launch.
    I feel great with my 8 plus, but I’d like to eliminate bezels and optimize the visible portion in relation to the phone size.
    Since I often wake up the screen, on the desk at work and at home, I just wanted to understand what you just wrote.
     
  12. DNichter macrumors 604

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    Well it's certainly speculation on my part. They need to make Face ID work in landscape mode for iPad's so that's likely a given, but I am thinking more extreme angles and able to unlock closer to the face are the next improvements on the list. It would be best to wait for the keynote and see what they say.
     
  13. MacWins macrumors regular

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    Sure man, thanks.
    We’ll see
     
  14. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    Touch ID is necessary. Apple’s “visionaries” will have to get over it.
     
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  16. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    LOL, why is Touch ID "necessary"
    I don't have it on my X and I don't miss it at all
     
  17. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    ...or we can give feedback to Apple so they can improve it?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 30, 2018 ---
    That awkward feeling when you try to be funny and nobody laughs
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Labeling the thread title “FailID” immediately injects a negative tone. One can express their thoughts about Face ID, Not Sure why we need a thread on this topic that’s been started how many times now? The iPhone launched in November and starting a thread over a topic Thats been discussed multiple times is overly redundant and exhausted. We know some of the limitations with Face ID already.
     
  19. MarcMller macrumors regular

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    Fix what exactly? Its the first generation with FaceID its not going to be perfect. The phones been out for months yet people are still complaining about it.. TouchID is old news, FaceID is way better and more convenient.
     
  20. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    I much prefer Touch ID, with Face ID I’m always having to enter my passcode.
     
  21. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    It is because there are times and situations when Face ID doesn’t work unless you grab the iPhone or you hover over it...
     
  22. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    And there no times that Touch ID doesn't work... oh wait, there are
    Wet fingers
    Sweaty fingers
    Gloves
    Dry and cracked skin
    Misaligned finger
    Etc.
     
  23. Allyance macrumors regular

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    Only time mine doesn't work is when I have my full face helmet on. No big deal, get over it.
     
  24. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    I'm one of those people who doesn't unlock their phone without intending to use it. And when I intend to use it, I'm always holding it. I've had an X for months now and have never felt that TouchID was missing. So I have to disagree with the "necessary" part. I think you're assuming your needs are everyone's needs and that's just not the case. I think you need to add "for me" right after the "necessary" part.
     
  25. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    That is what we call a cop out.

    FailID didn't even work the very first time they tried to demo it to the world, he had to get a backup phone LOL.
     

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