iPod touch with wallet app but no TouchID?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by W.MlL, May 28, 2019.

  1. W.MlL macrumors member

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    Wallet app without a biometric security feature means everyone will be using a 6 digit PIN for security. I assume one has to enter a passcode every time the Wallet app is used?

    The primary thing the biometric security features gave users is the ability to use a strong, secure passcode of like 10+ digits (instead of insecure 4-6 digit PINs). Having to input a strong passcode once a week or at every reboot is reasonable but having to enter it every time you unlock the phone or use Wallet app is too tedious.

    I would have been willing to pay more if it had TouchID.
     
  2. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    I would pay more for Touch ID too. (But I’d only be interested in the iPod touch if it came in a large phablet size.)
     
  3. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't have NFC for Apple Pay if that's what you want it for.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Hmm.... Almost like some sort of... miniature iPad.

    I wonder if Apple has considered such a product.

    :p
     
  5. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't have Apple Pay so the Wallet App in the iPod Touch is really only for loyalty cards, movie & concert tickets, boarding passes & etc. On an iPhone you can access any of those things in the wallet app simply by having your phone unlocked so I imagine it would be the same for the iPod Touch.

    Sure TouchID would've been nice, but given the main users of these devices (businesses, kids and use as a dedicated music player) I suspect Apple though keeping it inexpensive was most important.
     
  6. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    Hah
    The iPad mini isn’t a handheld.
     

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