TouchID and gloves...

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  1. ppdix macrumors 6502a

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    Luckily I live in Miami, but I am curious how people living up north and forced to wear gloves going to deal with a fingerprint scan?
    I heard leather gloves don't even work on the touch screen. I know there are some special gloves that are made specifically for touch screens but
    Unless you are wearing fingerless gloves touch ID is useless.
    This post is just about curiosity on how this will affect people living in cold weather...:confused:
     
  2. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    I was wondering the same thing! Something I think they will have to adjust to. Im sure these iPhone users will sacrifice coldness for their iPhone!
     
  3. cuencap macrumors regular

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    Said people who live in colder climates will use their touchscreen-compatible gloves to input a passcode when they are outdoors...I bet people use their phones indoors 75% of the time if it's cold enough for gloves!
     
  4. Chrsanthny5 macrumors regular

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    That thread was funny, but this may actually be useful lol
     
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  6. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but if you need your phone, it takes too long to take the glove off just to scan the fingerprint. The whole purpose of the touchID is not to use the numerical password. It makes more sense for people in cold-weather to just input a four digit password instead.
    I haven't gotten my iPhone 5S yet, but I understand there is Still a need to choose a numerical password for your phone anyway. Now, how does the system know when you want numerical or fingerprint?
     
  7. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    It won't really effect us.

    We either really need to use the phone or not. I'm sure I won't scan my finger then lock my phone only to realize I still need to check something or use it.

    Lol, we will survive my friend.
     
  8. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't the phone automatically lock, like if you were to assign a numerical password?
    I know people will compromise and either take the gloves off or use a different kind of password. But one of the biggest selling points of the iPhone 5s IS the touch ID. I know there are many other advantages like processor speed, better camera and 64 bits, But the fingerprint scan is something unique to the iPhone 5s and No other brand or model has it. Most people will brag about it and impress their friends with the technology. How can you do that when you're wearing gloves?
     
  9. err404 macrumors 68020

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    It not really any different then it has ever been with an iPhone. If you press the home button, you can still tap in your passcode.
     
  10. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's funny!!!
    :D

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    That's cool. Like I said, I haven't gotten my iPhone 5s yet so I don't know...
     
  11. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure someone will come up with a glove that has the tip of the thumb such that it can be quickly and easily flipped down to scan your print. . . Wait. I'm going to do it. Patent time.
     
  12. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is a glove like that already. Basically you flip up the tip of the fingers. I don't know if it's just the index finger or you can use any of them.
     
  13. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    You would just enter your passcode... not rocket science here.
     
  14. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Textured gloves perhaps?

    Touch ID basically takes a hi res picture of whatever it sees in front of the scanner. It might be possible to scan the texture of a leather glove as the fingerprint. The texture is unique and has Ridges and grooves like fingerprints do.
    If someone has a 5S and has gloves, it would be cool to test it to see if it works. I saw the video of the guy scanning his nipple. The nippe is darker than normal skin, also touch ID works for African-Americans, so it makes sense that a glove with real leather should work as well.
    Anyone care to try?
     
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    They still have to remove gloves for slide to unlock or passcode; I guess they can keep doing what they are doing now in the cold since you can always input the passcode to unlock. Touch-ID will make it easier to unlock their devices were they are warm I guess. The other thing people can do is move to a place w/ no cold... Perfect excuse to move close a warm beach :p

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    screen will look the same as other iOS7 devices w/out touch-id, so yeah you can do either one, no extra keys or movement than what you are used to.
     
  16. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen gloves like these that are mittens that the top part flips open to expose the fingers...

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  17. ppdix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can already see the headline for the Miami Beach tourism bureau...
    "Welcome to Miami beach. The land of the sunshine and sandy beaches. Where you can unlock your iPhone with your fingerprint all year round"
    :p

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    Microsoft is working on the flip up mitten glove. On their glove only the middle finger flips up. :p
     

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