Touch ID rumor

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

  1. MadeByApple macrumors member

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    just a thought... why doesn't Apple make the Apple Logo the Touch ID sensor...
     
  2. Sunny1990, Apr 21, 2017
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    And my thought why not implant touch id direct in the display, big issue with touch id on the back is can't unlock phone while lying on table or flat surface
     
  3. Relentless Power, Apr 21, 2017
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    That's inaccurate. Even if Touch ID was on the back of the iPhone 8, you still have the option of unlocking the display with a password/pin unlock If the iPhone was laying on a table or facial/Iris scan if these features are released with the iPhone 8.
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'm going to patent technology so my phone syncs with my brain and knows whenever I'm near it thus keeping it unlocked as long as it maintains a connection with my brain.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Touch ID in the back of the phone is a very bad idea. I really hope they don't go for something like that.
     
  6. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    If they put Touch ID sensor on the back, the iPhone will be ruined.
     
  7. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    I am often using my iPhone in bed before sleeping and listen to podcasts with speakers.

    It's so comfortable if you are tired to just rest a finger on the home button and you are directly in the app. I wouldn't buy one with Touch ID on the back, alone for that reason and I also will not buy one without a headphone jack, as long as my headphones last and Bluetooth 5 is established.

    But I don't need a new phone anyway, my 6s+ is more than enough for the next 5 years.
     
  8. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    you will just have to use facial or iris scanning instead.

    apple are clearly trying to get it under the display but the tech simply might not be ready yet
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    it won't, it will still sell in record breaking numbers. the whole touch ID on the back would only be for a year anyway
     
  9. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    And how exactly do you know that?
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    because clearly the tech will be ready by next year to put it under the display. If apple are said to be trying to get it ready for this years model clearly it will be ready by next year.
     
  11. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    It's all ifs and buts. Apple were said to be implementing wireless charging a couple of years ago as well. All speculation.
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    i'm sure they are but like with this the tech simply isn't likely ready yet so they will have to just have normal wireless charging for now.

    if the rumours of the back being not glass then that hole likely will be needed for wireless charging. as if it isn't glass then wireless charging won't work.
     
  13. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

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    The same was said about extruding cameras...
     
  14. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Well you could actually just press the sleep/ wake button and enter your pin to unlock without picking the phone up?
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    It'll be the iPhone 8S killer must have new feature haha!
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    lol well i hope for apple's sake that the note 8 doesn't have it under the screen otherwise there would be no excuse for apple. if note 8 doesn't have the FP under the screen then i think we need to just say the tech isn't quite ready.
     
  16. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Yeah I'll be surprised if we see it this year, it's been talked about and shown off for what 2 years now? And no phone has it under the screen.
     
  17. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502

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    If the note 8 gets it and the iPhone 8 doesn't I'll get the note.
     
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I think they will either both have it or neither of them will have.
     
  19. tridley68 macrumors regular

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    Moving touch ID to the back of the phone is one of the dummest things they can do.
     
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    In the end it matters little where we want the Touch ID to be located.

    Apple will make that choice for us.
     
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  22. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    Major pain though putting in PIN numbers when you're used to the ease of Touch ID. I never passworded my iPhones before Touch ID.
     

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