Is TouchID 2 that much better than Touch ID 1?

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  1. the8thark macrumors 68040

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    I ask this as I am looking at getting an iPhone SE. And I'd like to know if the 1st generation of this tech is good enough for every day use. I've not used Touc ID ever, so I'm just asking.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It will be fine
    If anything I find the 2nd generation to be quick for me :)
     
  3. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    It's absolutely fine for me. I have the iPad Mini 4 and have ordered the SE.
     
  4. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    Put it this way, every single iPad, including the Pro's, use 1st Gen Touch ID.

    It's awesome.

    2nd gen is slightly quicker, but that doesn't mean 1st Gen is slow.

    I hazard a guess that if Apple never told us the 6S had a "2nd gen" TouchID, no one would notice the difference. The speed would just be attributed to the phone itself.
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    1st gen is in no way slow. 2nd gen is just instant.
     
  6. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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  7. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    2nd gen is blazingly fast when unlocking the device, when comparing it with 1st gen. I can even see the animation of entering home screen without seeing lock screen sometimes. This is the most impressive part.
    Other than that, both can work reliably.
     
  8. Max(IT) Suspended

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    I'm using both on a daily basis (iPhone 6S and iPad Mini 4).
    The only difference is speed.
    Reliability is the same.
     
  9. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    It is noticeably slower. In some ways it's good because you can use the home button to turn the screen on to look at the time more reliably - on a 6S it will often unlock too quickly.
     
  10. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    It's like night and day.

    I unlock my finger by just tapping the home button, whereas on the 5s I had to leave my finger on the home button for at least 2 seconds before it recognized it.

    It also fails MUCH LESS than the 5s Touch ID sensor. It's ridiculous how accurate and fast it is now.
     
  11. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

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    Yup. I don't want to use Touch ID v1.0 again. Apple should have gave iPhone SE iPhone 6 Touch ID sensor at the very least, not leave it with original 5S Touch ID.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    5s and 6 use the same generation TouchID (as do all the iPads including the latest Pro ones).
     
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  14. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure most people know this but just in case I thought I'd share.

    When you have your Touch ID set up go back into it and you can keep training it. When you hold the button it will keep learning your print so you can move your finger a little each time so that it learns more of you finger. Helps a lot with the recognition.
     
  15. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean?
     
  16. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree 100% , the technology in gen 2 touch ID is not fully appreciated by most people on these forums. It is vastly superior to first gen.

    I personally couldn't go back to a phone using first gen touch id, i would find it unusable
     
  17. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone 6 Touch ID has a higher dpi, so it's more secure. But it doesn't have the faster technology.
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    I've only had to enter my passcode like 15 times excluding reboots.
     
  18. BentTable123 macrumors member

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    Touch id 2.0 is fast and more reliable. Touch id 1.0 is slower, which is good so you can get a brief glance at notifications, but you have to retrain the sensor about every month or two as it "forgets" your fingerprint. It's really not a big deal as it only takes a few minutes to redo.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Never had to retrain anything nor known anyone that needed to across a few iPhones 5s and 6.
     
  20. deburn macrumors newbie

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    Touch ID 2.0 is super fast; many times it's too soon for me as I just want to turn the display on and instead the phone unlocks.

    Touch ID 1.0 worked very well for me. No issues with retraining or anything else
     
  21. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Never had to retrain the sensor on my 5s, 6, or 6s.
     
  22. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    "Unusable" wow
    That's an exaggeration OP.
     
  23. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    When I try to unlock my gf iPhone 6 (I have 6S) I get desperate for the amount of time I need to keep my finger there, granted this is a first world problem...
     
  24. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    TouchID 2 is a WORLD of difference from TouchID 1. It's lightning fast, compared to the old one on my 5s; in fact, I have to press my power button (instead of the Home button) when I just want to check the time on my 6s! I love it!
     
  25. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    You must hate using your iPad then.
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    Sounds like a fault.

    This has never happened to me or anyone I know.
     

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