The new Fingerprint Scanner™ ruined my life!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Raggsokk, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Raggsokk macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    So I just got the new iPhone 5s and begun using the fingerprint scanner, believing it would make everything so much easier. WRONG!

    So, I don't care if I loose my phone and some random dude reads my emails.

    Well that's a lie, I do care. However, the thing that keeps me up at night, giving me nightmares and wet bed sheets, is the thought of one of my douchebag friends reading my messages, browsing my pictures and messing with my facebook account.

    And I really do believe a lot of you will agree with me on this one.

    So here's a scenario:
    I'm all drunk at a party and end up sleeping on a couch. Happens all the time. At this time my phone is locked with a 4 digit code. I wake up the morning after, hungover like hell, and really don't wanna remember the night before. I go home, drink some water, watch a movie and cry myself to sleep.

    THIS is what really happened:
    I got really drunk last night, and fell asleep on the couch. Now one of my least favorite douchebags picked up my iPhone, pressed it against my finger, and ****ed up my life. I wake up the morning after, hungover like hell, and I just wanted to forget last night ever happened. Well, I couldn't.

    Last night was all over facebook, and that girl I really like will never speak to me again. I'll also have a hard time explaining to my grandfather not only why I came out of the closet to him, but also why I wanted him to be my first.

    God praise cumbersome passwords.

    This will happen guys.
  2. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010

    ...And I'm sure the 4 digit pin option will just magically disappear from the phone!?!?
  3. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Um...not to everybody.:p

    I have mixed feelings about fingerprint scanners...but your scenario is not...ah...representative of the way everyone lives their life!:rolleyes:

  4. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Maybe they'll incorporate an blood alcohol amount reading with the scanner so it will prevent not only your deviant friends, but YOU from drunk texting/dialing.
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Pretty much this. I'll probably stick with the 4-digit passcode as yes someone could use your finger to access your phone while you are sleeping.
  6. Raggsokk thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    God, I just love that idea!

    Siri would be all like "No <insert name here> you are drunk, don't touch me" and force you to say the alphabet backwards.
  7. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Or use the accellerometer to force you to use the phone to stretch out your hand then touch it to your nose, lol!
  8. mizzouxc macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    Maybe you should reconsider how you live your life? That'd be a good start.

    At least this way, everyone knows how you handle yourself and saves them from having to deal with you. (either personally or professionally) Your life is built or broken on the poor choices you make.
  9. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    I'm not sure why people are assuming Apple is adding the fingerprint scanner just for unlocking the phone. My guess is they have bigger plans for the scanner. Otherwise, I don't think they could really make a case for it being needed if it was just for unlocking.
  10. Raggsokk thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    What, you think you're better than me?
  11. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Your scenario is a bit extreme, but I agree, something like that will happen. The fingerprint scanner is less secure than a password (unless they are used in conjunction). It will be a useless gimmick for 99% of iPhone users, which is why I believe 100% that Apple won't put it in the next iPhone.
  12. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    Find better friends or don't get totally wasted. = solved.
  13. bruleke macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2009

    Stopped reading here.
  14. Raggsokk thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Then you should continue!

    "If you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last", a great woman once said.
  15. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2012
    Winnipeg,Canada/New Delhi India
    Well it can happen to some,but not everyone ! There are many people who prefer not to drink or get wasted totally lol !
  16. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Because you disclosed enough about yourself for him to know that you make poor decisions.
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    The girl you really like wont speak to you again?

    You came out to your grandfather and want him to be your first.
  18. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    I don't think you have to worry. Grandpa is pretty hip.
  19. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Time to dump your friends for new ones if you're that suspicious of them.
  20. Ballis macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2008
    Oslo, Norway
    Its a scenario bound to happen to ALOT of people.
    iPhone 6 will increase the security adding a breathalyzer to prevent this.
    In order to screw you over, your friends will now have to stay sober.
    Thats not gonna happen.
  21. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Simple solution, learn how to handle your drinking :rolleyes: amateur
  22. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    This is real? Your worried about people accessing your phone when you are passed out drunk? And the problem is

    At that level I'd suggest just stuff the phone down the front of your pants so no one is daring enough to go for it. :D
  23. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    How about trying not to get drunk (or feel the need to), and getting rid of your douchebags friends?
  24. mumph macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    Dont be an asshat so people don't feel the need to "**** up your life".
  25. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    If a friend plots to ruin your life while you are passed out he really a friend?

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