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Touch ID to FR Transition Phase

Blakjack

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Is the wait going to be as bad as I think? Woke up this morning and checked my bank accounts. All but one of them utilizes Touch ID to enter. When enetering the one that doesn't, it always feels like hard labor. Having to go back to manual input while we wait for those apps to get facial recognition is going to be gruesome. Just wonder if it will make for a bad iPhone experience. I know it's a first world problem but the reality is we have all become accustomed to the ease of Touch ID. Having to wait for all of these companies to allow facial recognition is going to be horrible. They are going to take forever.
 
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penajmz

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Maybe iOS will automatically replace TouchID with facial recognition. Wherever Touch ID was used now you'd use FR... That's how I'm thinking it will work. It's Touch ID version 2.0.
 
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Applejuiced

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No, such functionality has to be built inside the particular app to be utilized.
The OS doesnt replace security measures put there by individual apps.
It might take some time for most apps to be updated with that added feature, I think most big companies will get on it quick though.


Maybe iOS will automatically replace TouchID with facial recognition. Wherever Touch ID was used now you'd use FR... That's how I'm thinking it will work. It's Touch ID version 2.0.
 
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ssrij

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Is the wait going to be as bad as I think? Woke up this morning and checked my bank accounts. All but one of them utilizes Touch ID to enter. When enetering the one that doesn't, it always feels like hard labor. Having to go back to manual input while we wait for those apps to get facial recognition is going to be gruesome. Just wonder if it will make for a bad iPhone experience. I know it's a first world problem but the reality is we have all become accustomed to the ease of Touch ID. Having to wait for all of these companies to allow facial recognition is going to be horrible. They are going to take forever.

There's three scenarios:

1) OS will show a facial recognition prompt instead of TouchID whenever apps request TouchID on the OLED/X/Edition iPhone.
2) OS will not show a facial recognition prompt, and fall back to a passcode prompt instead of facial recognition whenever apps request TouchID on the OLED/X/Edition iPhone.
3) Apps will crash or stop working because TouchID doesn't exist on OLED/X/Edition iPhone.

Most likely it will be (1) but could also be (2). I don't think Apple will let apps crash or stop working when they request TouchID, that would be bad for user experience. Plus they would've announced support for facial recognition in SDK at WWDC so apps can be updated to use it, although they might announce it during the keynote (updates to BiometricKit to support facial recognition) so devs can update their apps in time for OLED iPhone release.
 
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Bazooka-joe

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No, such functionality has to be built inside the particular app to be utilized.
The OS doesnt replace security measures put there by individual apps.
It might take some time for most apps to be updated with that added feature, I think most big companies will get on it quick though.
So surely that means that developers will have to have two versions of their app. If i want to access my bank app, I use touch id but if i upgrade to the iphone 8, there will have to be a different app to use facial recognition.
 
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Applejuiced

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No, one version of the app but has to be updated to include all available devices that could access it.
Just built in functionality to recognize the type of device you're using and offer the available sign in options.


So surely that means that developers will have to have two versions of their app. If i want to access my bank app, I use touch id but if i upgrade to the iphone 8, there will have to be a different app to use facial recognition.
 
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joeblow7777

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Maybe iOS will automatically replace TouchID with facial recognition. Wherever Touch ID was used now you'd use FR... That's how I'm thinking it will work. It's Touch ID version 2.0.

Did TouchID immediately replace wherever your passcode was used before? For banks in particular, they have to really buy into the security of the feature before they will implement it. So there will likely be a transition period. If there really is no TouchID in the "iPhone 8" that may mean a step backwards to using passcodes again for many apps.
 
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Infiniverse48

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I think Face ID will have to be built into apps by developers. I think this is why (or in large part) iOS 11 has a new feature which allows users to save passwords for apps. This was likely prioritized because they new they needed to ease the aggravation that losing the instantaneous security method of Touch ID would bring.
 
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Blakjack

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Did TouchID immediately replace wherever your passcode was used before? For banks in particular, they have to really buy into the security of the feature before they will implement it. So there will likely be a transition period. If there really is no TouchID in the "iPhone 8" that may mean a step backwards to using passcodes again for many apps.

And this is my fear. I guess boohoo me but that is really going to suck if it is the case.
 
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