iPhone X Next iPhone X could feature fingerprint recognition?

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  1. 827538 macrumors 65816

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  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    it won't happen on the flagship phones. It might return on an SE or a more budget minded X design, but not the high end models.
     
  3. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    I really hope this is true. I don't see them fitting a fingerprint sensor on the 5.8 version. But I can see room for one on the 6.5. It was a bad decision for them to get rid if it and only rely on face ID. Especially when face ID still has so many issues.
     
  4. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    What issues? I was super skeptical and actually bought a Note 8 for three months but cam e back and tried the X. I have had ZERO issues with Face ID. It is just as reliable, if not a little more, than Touch ID ever was. And MUCH more convenient.
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Face ID is so much more convenient once you look beyond unlocking your phone. It has made things like Apple Pay and Keychain a pleasure to use. I love that notifications are tucked away safely until it recognizes my face.
     
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    Well, opinions are polarized. The thing is, there should be a plan B, a backup, in case plan A fail, especially when plan A is still developing. Face has face advantage, touch has its own as well. Don’t know why ditch another like the previous one is just so bad in every way.
     
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    Forbes is garbage source in my opinion. There's nothing indicating that a virtual fingerprint reader will occur for the next iPhone, and I would think at least Ming Kuo would have some insight in this, which there has been no reports/rumors of this either. Face ID is the future.
     
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    GIVE it up FINGERPRINTS ARE DEAD ON IDEVICES
     
  9. Black Tiger macrumors 6502

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    Doubtful. Apple spent tons of money acquiring the tech and implementing it for the current setup. And Face ID is generally better for most uses, particularly for protecting iCloud Keychain passwords, which would be much more cumbersome with Touch ID, hence why Apple never protects keychain passwords on Touch ID phones and just auto-fills them. Much less secure. Same goes for attention-aware features such as lowering alarm tones when you look at your phone and accessing notifications no longer requires a swipe and a press; just a press. A few solid weeks with the iPhone X sensors and Touch ID seems like a relic.
     
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    Face ID works flawlessly for me and I’d never want to go back to Touch ID.
     
  11. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Nope. Definitely will not happen. Expect landscape and more extreme angles for Face ID, but that's it.
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Why? Because Apple says it is more secure?
     
  13. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Behind screen print reader is already in one phone (was shown off at CES) but from what I've read it's not ready for prime time. I assume by Sept 2019 Apple would or could have such a feature working.

    When I was considering the iPhone X the lack of a home button and print sensor was one of the reasons that caused me to pause. However, after using faceID and the new gestures for 3 days and counting, I honestly do not miss either and faceID works great, even on my ugly mug!

    Who knows what Sept 2019 will bring as that's almost 2 full years away which in tech time is like 10 years. I am happy with faceID so if they never do it, I would not be upset.
     
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    Don't say that. Incorporating TouchID into the screen is becoming plausible. We already have proof of concepts. How long until Apple develops and deploys that tech? 2 years? A year? Doesn't sound farfetched to marry both techs in one device.
     
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    That's interesting. If true we will see more reputable rumors coming forth.
    In my opinion, I am convinced that apple tried its best to embed a fingerprint sensor into the iPhone X. FaceID was always in development (it had to be) and not a last resort. Perhaps apple planned on having both before finally dumping TouchID?
     
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    I'm allowed an opinion. please don't tell me what i can or can not say. I'm well within the rules of the board.
     
  17. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Face ID was a problem for me. It was fine as long as I was upright. Lying in bed it was a problem. I had to enter my pin 70% of the time if I was lying in bed because face ID would fail.
     
  18. orev macrumors 6502

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    It's not "plausible", it's already been announced on phones as CES that will ship soon.
     
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    I can buy 11 different iDevices today that have fingerprint readers on them. They are far from dead. Dying? Perhaps. Dead? No.
     
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    That's the definition of plausible. Just because CES showed it doesn't mean it'll happen. Look at 4k+HDR+120 Hz gaming monitors. They were announced in 2017's CES and it's now Feb 2018, and we still don't have them.
     
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    Because it simply is more secure, can’t fight the math on it.
     
  22. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it, Apple usually goes in a direction and doesn't go back and they wont do both cause Apple doesn't give options. If anything I believe Face ID will get better rather than Apple abandoning it altogether.
     
  23. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    Wishful thinking. But doubtful
    Forbes sources are not reliable as we’ve seen in the past
     
  24. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    I would sell or trade in my current X in one second to get one with Touch ID. Face ID is the only thing I hate about my X
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    When the note 9 comes out and has it in screen fingerprint sensor. It’s gonna be very hard to not switch over to it from my X.
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    More secure because it barley works.
     
  25. anitak1982 macrumors 6502

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    With my SE, I never used the fingerprint recognition but do use face ID on my X
     

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