iPhone X a safety risk for automobile drivers and pedestrians and victims of robberies?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Starfyre, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    The iPhone X is a safety hazard and risk to driving. Sure, as a responsible driver you shouldn't be texting and driving in the first place... but with Face ID, your phone is designed to require you to look at the phone to want to unlock it.

    More people could want to steal iPhone X's by waiting for people to be focused with their face on the phone for an initial unlock.

    Pedestrians may have more accidents due to not focusing on the road they are walking across when their phone accidentally locks and they want to use FaceID.

    What do you guys think? Is this not really a bigger risk than other touch ID phones?
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    You can make it so that it unlocks without having the user to look at the phone.

    That way you can unlock the phone safely.
  3. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    You mean, to stare at the screen to enter a passcode as opposed to touching a finger on a home button in prior phones so your eyes can keep focus on the road?
  4. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2014
    I swear you post some of the craziest **** lol
  5. JoeyD74 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2014
    Your worried about the one or two seconds it takes to unlock while driving but not worried about the 30 seconds someone will look at their phone after it's unlocked?
  6. dauthiatull macrumors member


    Nov 7, 2015
    then you better rip out the radio the speedometer fuel gauge... well better rip out the entire dash board so you wont have anything to look at while driving. or just mount the phone on the dash pointing at your face so it stays unlocked. that way you also dont need to take your hands off the wheel so often.
  7. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    A glance at your phone isn't what makes those activities unsafe. It's having all your attention devoted to the screen AFTER it's unlocked that make those activities dangerous. Your examples are every bit as unsafe regardless of how the phone was unlocked.
  8. dauthiatull macrumors member


    Nov 7, 2015
    that and I believe driving apps like maps stay on screen and prevent the phone from locking thus you do not need to keep looking at the phone
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think you come up with some pretty wild provocative posts. A lot of them.

    You should only have to glance at the X and not stare at it for minutes to get it to unlock. IF is works the way Apple says, it should unlock as fast as finger ID.
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  10. xsimplyjosh macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2015
    Not really, you shouldn't be using the phone in the first place while driving anyway BY ALL MEANS... The fines for even touching the phone at the slightest in australia is easily 400-500aud+
    Simple logic. The problem doesn't lie with the phone's design, it lies with the actual user expecting too much out of it.
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    Again you should not be touching the phone at anytime while operating vehicle... By touching the home button you lose focus of your driving already and it falls under the same category as using the phone + driving [which again leads to fines, especially in Australia a hefty amount]. They even fine you if you're static and using phone on roads so... again user error, not the phone's design.
  11. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
  12. xsimplyjosh macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2015
    thank goodness someone has relative sense, seriously... 1 word is all it took :)
  13. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2015
    IMO FaceID could be the next big thing, or just a gimmick. The reality is you can login in less than a second with your fingerprint, how much more convenient is it to lift the phone and look at it?
  14. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Please stop. Any phone is a risk while driving. Robbers can put a gun to your head and force you to enter a passcode, use your finger, or look at the phone. These threads are so pointless.
  15. xsimplyjosh macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2015
    OP is pretty much an attention seeker nuff said. either that or he/she has way too much free time to create contradicting threads lol..

    "use common sense 101" - it might make community discussion much more pleasurable to some extent.
  16. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    If you read the OP, you would see the question is not about risk in general, but safety risk of FaceID compared to TouchID phone. Any robber can do this in either situation, but which one poses the higher risk.
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    And I get modded for trolling. :D
  18. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Equal risk. Either can be forced, and either can be disabled with a quick button combo.
  19. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    If I was being robbed, my phone is the last thing I'd be concerned about seriously. Just take my stuff and leave me alone. Stop messing with your phone while driving.
  20. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    Ridiculous comparision. Robbers could always cut your hand off for touch id at their leisure. Haven't heard of that happening.
  21. KGB7 Suspended


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    People are already glued to the phones as they walk across the street with out looking both ways.

    Your concern is nothing new. People will continue to be stupid and do stupid things.
  22. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    My phone stays in my pocked when I am driving....
  23. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    So that phone somehow will never lock? The robber is going to continually make sure it doesn't lock?

    Come on man, this is just stupid.
  24. alphaswift macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2014
    2/10. I find your trolling to be derivative and pedantic.
  25. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    I don't know if you have horrible anxiety or what, OP, but you massively overthink everything.

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