For more screen space, move TouchID to back side...

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  1. Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

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    Just a question, does it make sense to move the TouchID to the back of the iPhone to free up screen space and remove a lot of bezel? Would you guys and gals like that or would oppose?
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Opposed. It would be hard to use the iPhone with TouchID as fluidly without being able to see where the TouchID scanner is.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    No. That would be awkward ergonomically and look stupid asthetically.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  5. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I doubt case makers would be very enthused.
     
  6. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    But with TouchID on the home button that's not going to save much space at all.
     
  7. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    You think people are complaining now with the protruding camera lens...

    I could just imagine the havoc if there was some sort of protrusion with a rear Touch ID.
     
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  9. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Change the TouchID to read your middle finger.. then you could login while flipping people off! :D

    j/k ofc
     
  10. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    that's the kind of thing samsung would do haha
     
  11. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Not a great idea. The Touch ID sensor is already unobtrusive where it's at.
     
  12. 1080p macrumors 68020

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  13. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think Apple will get rid of the home button anytime soon.
    It has been there since the beginning, people are used to it.
     
  14. goobot macrumors 603

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    Home button isn't going anywhere. When it does go touch ID will prob be integrated into the screen and the home button will prob be on the side of the phone.
     
  15. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Make the touch id a 3D projected image that scans your finger
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It would be awkward to use. Hold your iPhone in landscape... Yeah? Now try sliding your finger towards the middle.

    Not going to work. Not even if it's thinner. You will drop the phone.

    Going from 5S to something like that would also confuse people too.
     
  17. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    The only place that would be better is if the scanner was embedded behind the display. Otherwise, it just complicates things.
     
  18. Izauze macrumors 6502

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    They filed a patent a year or so ago to just read the fingerprint through a conducive metal body. So it would activate when the right person picks it up, no active gesture or button necessary.
     
  19. bmiller541 macrumors newbie

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    I can see it going two ways:

    In the display (hold finder on screen and it will scan

    Incorporate the feature into the front facing camera.
     
  20. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bite. I'm using a g2 right now while waiting for the iPhone and it has the power and volume buttons on the back. You think it would be weird, but its not. Its awesome. If that were to be a fingerprint scanner you could easily make it learn finger prints for your left middle finger in landscape or whichever way you want it. It actually might be pretty cool.
     
  21. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Removing it all together!
    Is that not a worse idea?
    :D
     
  22. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    I think Apple is working on the tech to integrate it into the display, the sapphire screens are the first step.
     
  23. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    Onscreen/underscreen is the next logical step to me.
     
  24. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Or move the screen to the back! Even more space there....
     

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