POLL: Bezels vs. TouchID

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by willmtaylor, Apr 21, 2017.

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Which is more important to you?

  1. Current/similar iPhone bezels with front TouchID.

    17.6%
  2. Narrower bezels (borderless) with rear TouchID.

    14.7%
  3. Doing away with TouchID in lieu of iris scanner or other form of identification.

    4.9%
  4. I don't care either way.

    2.9%
  5. A hybrid of slimmer bezels with a TouchID on the chin (but still on the front).

    59.8%
  1. willmtaylor macrumors 604

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    There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding the placement of TouchID on the new iPhone X. Currently, Apple's industry peers seem unable to rectify having fingerprint recognition and a near borderless display, resulting in sometimes awkward rear placement of the fingerprint scanner.

    While Apple may be capable of solving this problem with an underglass TouchID, recent rumors and renderings at least indicate a past (if not current) struggle with the same issue.

    I'm curious how the consensus of MRF feels about this, as I've seen opinions all over the place.
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors G4

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    if apple can get a smaller device in a bigger display then having touch ID on the back is fine as long as we have other ways to unlock via iris scanning.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Touch ID on the front. If it means bezels for a few more years until they can crack it working under the display, that's fine by me.

    Samsung are doing the very thing Apple are frequently accused of: form over function.
     
  4. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    As I frequently work at a desk, something of this nature (at least now) seems important to me as well. However, current facial recognition and iris scanning (at least as implemented by competitors) is filled with compromises.
     
  5. The Game 161 macrumors G4

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    Dunno Iris scanning works very well on the S8. Facial recognition i think might not be as secure but i would hope apple's would be done more securely than samsung's version.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I want my touch-id/home button in the usual place even if they have to make a larger bezel area at the bottom of the phone. Seems like we are having to compromise again. If they put it on the back, I will likely go back to an unprotected device with no passcode.
     
  7. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    Interesting question but I couldn't poll because my answer doesn't fit in your poll.

    I prefer the Touch ID in the front as usual but would like Apple to add an infinity display or to better word it, get rid of the side bezels.Looking at my iPhone now, I can see that the top and bottom could also be slimmed down a bit.
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 68040

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    Narrower bezels, especially the sides and top, and keep TouchID on the front. I don't mind the bottom chin, as it makes the phone better to hold.
     
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors 601

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    I prefer Touch ID to be on the front. It's too fiddly on the back so they can keep the bottom bezel if they are not able to get the fingerprint scanner under the screen.

    I'm fine with using other methods of unlocking such as iris scanning but I like using Touch ID to sign into my banking apps. Unless they replace that with iris scanning then I want Touch ID to remain.
     
  10. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'll add that option for you gents.
     
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    Rear or under the screen. Worst scenario is in the front with bezels. Apple needs to move away from bezels, it's overdue.
     
  13. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's humorous to me that that's your worst case scenario.
     
  14. JPack macrumors member

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    No bezels please.

    I'll gladly revert back to raise to wake or double tap to wake + PIN unlocking.

    A smaller form factor affects me 100% of the time. An awkward situation where I need to use Touch ID represents 10% or less of my daily use.
     
  15. EM2013 macrumors 6502a

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    I want them to innovate and have it built into the display.
     
  16. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    You should email tcook@apple.com. I'm sure he hasn't thought of that.
     
  17. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    If they get rid of the top and side bezels it wouldn't be so bad just keeping the bottom part for the Touch ID button
     
  18. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    Agree :) Touch id on the back is stupid,i might skip it than :(
     
  19. EM2013 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure he'll say something like it takes courage to move it to the back.
     
  20. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    Not if it means following in the footsteps of Android manufacturers.
     
  21. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    They hacked it with a picture of the person!
     
  22. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 65816

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    How about put the TouchID embedded in the display like they were supposed to work on the technology 2 years ago.
     
  23. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    Why "they were supposed to"? Were you in some way promised or guaranteed this?
     
  24. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 65816

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    Every single one of your vote answer are based on rumors. I've heard rumors about a touch id in the display for 2 years, and now, apparently, they still don't know how their design will be.
     
  25. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's correct; rumors and speculation. However, I know better than to expect or believe I deserve something based on as much. Do you not?

    You know this to be fact (As opposed to Apple being a very protective and secretive company)?
     

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