Macbook14in

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Is it now confirmed that Apple will stop trying to imbed TouchID onto the display? So all future iPhone models will only have FaceID from now on?
 

Lucifer666

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Who knows. They say this, but only time will tell.

I'd perhaps bet on it though, as they keep saying it.
 

nrvna76

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I would think that touchid will not be the primary biometric for any Apple device. I believe that we will be moving to multiple biometrics in the future. Of which I could see touchid being a part of but who knows.
 
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Oridus

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I hope not. That would be a deal breaker for me.

Wait till winter and someone is wearing winter headgear or scarf. It's one thing to take off a glove.


That pin code must be just that much more inconvenient then...

I don’t know many people that took their glove off to use Touch ID. I do know a lot of people with touch enabled phones that would just use the PIN number.
 

D.T.

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I hope not. That would be a deal breaker for me.

Wait till winter and someone is wearing winter headgear or scarf. It's one thing to take off a glove.


I was curious, so I just put the hood up on my hoodie, had a headband (effectively a scarf) around my neck, pulled up to my mouth, also wearing my glasses that I didn't use when I registered TouchID.

Worked.

There was a small tolerance point with the headband, covering my nose vs. to my mouth - completely covering my mouth vs. partially - where it didn't work.

So it's looking like a hat that covers your hair, ears and some kind of clothing that partially obscures your neck, chin, at least part of your mouth doesn't appear to be an issue.
 
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Vanilla35

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iPhone X launch hasn't stated anything substantially problematic with it, and rumors for future devices already started, therefore yes it's dead.
 

TimFL1

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Only drawback FaceID has for me is that it doesn't work with my "lazy use cases". In bed or with phone next to me, I have to point the phone at my face.
And the fact that it's awkward getting the FaceID scan to happen here when it fails after picking the phone up (I have to do a slight slide up and down to trigger the FaceID scan because it doesn't seem to automatically rescan again).

I hope they can patch in stuff like landscape FaceID support though, otherwise FaceID 2 it is.
 
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AppleZombie

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Its not coming back. Takes too much time for people to “think”, people dont want to “think about it”.

The next innovation will be phone implants because taking out of your pocket is too much work.
 
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Jjayf

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Apple stated that they wasted no time on trying to embed Touch ID under the screen. So it seems this is something they never worked on.

Touch ID is only dead if they discontinue making 6-7-8 style devices. As always, who knows what Apple has in store for future.. Perhaps they will have two lineups, Touch ID led and face id oled going forward.
 

nrvna76

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The market will move to ambient security. Voice recognition, face scanning, fp sensors, knowing the cadence of your walk, retina scanning, etc, etc.. since any single biometric security feature is not as secure as a pin code they will eventually have to start stacking them to ensure proper security.
 

DiveKitty

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I hope not. That would be a deal breaker for me.

Wait till winter and someone is wearing winter headgear or scarf. It's one thing to take off a glove.

-18C here wearing a toque and puffy coat with a collar up past my chin. Can confirm Face ID worked just fine. And no, I did not set up Face ID that way!

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yeah it's gone. Rumours of the iPad getting it has already started.

I am already looking at my iPads and fantasizing about them without home buttons.
 

Relentless Power

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yeah it's gone. Rumours of the iPad getting it has already started.

And it only makes sense for Face ID to expand in other Apple products from here on out. It's almost guaranteed the iPad will have Face ID and eliminating the home button altogether for future iPads, then eventually spanning to the MacBooks, etc. When Apple said Face ID is their future during the Keynote, they certainly meant it.
 

lordhamster

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I hope not. That would be a deal breaker for me.

Wait till winter and someone is wearing winter headgear or scarf. It's one thing to take off a glove.
Seriously? You live in Texas according to your profile.

I live in Cleveland, often work in Mineapolis and have never felt the need for Gloves/headgear AND scarf covering my face. :) Unless you are planning to relocate to the Yukon, I wouldn’t worry about it.
 
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DiveKitty

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Seriously? You live in Texas according to your profile.

I live in Cleveland, often work in Mineapolis and have never felt the need for Gloves/headgear AND scarf covering my face. :) Unless you are planning to relocate to the Yukon, I wouldn’t worry about it.

LOL.

As a Canadian prairie dweller I definitely have worn all of that at once, but even today with a toque on and a warm collar covering my chin Face ID was fine. I would have to wear touch-friendly gloves to swipe and use gestures but that is no different than with a Touch ID phone which would actually make me use a passcode since it cannot read the fingerprint. Face ID actually probably works better for us dwellers north of the wall in winter than Touch ID ;)
 

wongster41

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They are definitely keeping touch ID around, iPhone 8 have touch ID. They will not 100% invest in face ID until it works flawlessly, and right now, there are flaws IMO.
 

saltd

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FaceID works flawlessly. TouchID is a goner. Absolutely no reason to keep it on. After using it for a day, TouchID feels like an extra step.

It’ll be around until they stop selling earlier models. No way it’s coming back
 
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mcdj

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Is it now confirmed that Apple will stop trying to imbed TouchID onto the display? So all future iPhone models will only have FaceID from now on?
The only hard fact one can claim to be the unequivocal truth about what Apple will do in the future is that only Apple knows for sure.
 
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