Speculation: Is iOS 11 behaviour on SE indicator of TouchID anywhere on screen?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by DiscoMcDisco, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. DiscoMcDisco macrumors regular

    DiscoMcDisco

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    So I’ve been playing for a few days on my SE and it’s striking me as a little odd that the swipe has been replaced with the long press on notifications when unlocking still requires us to use the home button.

    This is two fold for me really:
    1. hovering to unlock via the home button and then interacting with or dismissing notifications is actually tricky with how fast you can end up on the home screen
    2. long press is currently not triggering enter passcode/touchID (consistently anyways)

    I’ll concede that (2) can be a little hit and miss depending on the app and is quite probably a bug at this stage of the betas, but (1) leads me to think that a long press or 3D Touch is going to authenticate so you can interact with at least that single notification (I wouldn’t be surprised if it unlocked the device fully but we’ll see).

    I also note that there are ways to get passed this by not having immediate lock enabled...

    Anyways, was just brain dumping but it seems significant to me as a user behaviour and being able to authenticate anywhere on screen seems like a natural progression for that.
     
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Touch ID behind the screen is one thing that MAY come this year.

    Touch ID recognising your finger print anywhere on the screen is NOT coming this year, or next year.
     
  3. DiscoMcDisco, Jun 28, 2017
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    DiscoMcDisco thread starter macrumors regular

    DiscoMcDisco

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    But wouldn’t it be lovely if it did, considering Vivo’s latest announcement I’m not holding back on the hope (at least). I wouldn’t put it past Apple to be aiming for that... and it’d be killer if they did.

    That’s the joy of a speculation thread, we get to dream ;)
     

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