TouchID is genius

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appl3FTW, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    best iPhone upgrade feature hands down.

    Waits for a challenger.
     
  2. ARizz44 macrumors 6502

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    If you would consider the increase in screen size as a 'feature', the addition of 4.7" and 5.5" would be my challenge.

    But if those are not considered features, and honestly they probably aren't, then i have nothing. TouchID I think stands above and beyond other things like Siri and 3D Touch (at least in its immature stage).
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Welcome to 2 years ago? But, yes, it's a great feature.
     
  4. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's already been 2 years and it's still amazing... Apple delivered.
     
  5. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Admit it's as painless as it could be.
     
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    It was introduced with the 5S. But one may argue that it wasn't until the 6S when it works faultlessly and instantly, so quickly that you no longer need to pause for it to read your prints.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    It was flawless when it started. Who would've anticipated a biometric scanner on your phone? Sick
     
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Not for my experience. Many 5S users that I know gave up on the Touch ID because the prints wouldn't register correctly half the time. iOS upgrades later seemed to have improved it.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think quite a few people anticipated that type of thing quite a bit before, and certainly more so closer to the 5s release.
     
  10. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Well the nexus 6p has one that has been tested to be slightly faster than the 6s Touch ID. the thing is, iPhone has the advantage of it being on the front of the phone
     
  11. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    But yes, OP, I do think that Touch ID is a miracle in itself. It is amazing that a device can scan your print, then reference it with other saved prints to find a match...all in a matter of seconds. It is truly amazing technology
     
  12. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    The best iPhone upgrade feature ever is 2GB of RAM. Then bigger screens, camera and iCloud. I don't use TouchID or ApplePay so I rate them as 'meh' features, but of course everyone's opinion is subjective.
     
  13. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    Don't know what you're taking about but it worked flawlessly since day one. I think you confused with samsung or something
     
  14. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I thought the whole thing...

    An iPod, a phone, an Internet communicator thing was pretty wow.
     
  15. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Link? Pretty sure the Nexus only appears faster because the animation to unlock is faster.
     
  16. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    The integration of software and hardware is out of the park. TouchID integration with Apple Pay and apps too? As if unlock wasn't a winner enough.
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Sorry but copy and paste trumps it oh and the App Store ;)
     
  18. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah and so does the App Store.


    App Store was the best new feature ever on iPhone imo
     
  19. thatanonymoususer macrumors regular

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    I absolutely love using Touch ID! I completely forget that I use a password until I restart my phone or restore the phone and need to re-calibrate. :p The Nexus phones aren't quite as fast as the new 6s's in side-by-side videos. The 6s recognizes on a tap of the sensor but, the Nexus recognizes on a press. Both are extremely fast, but the Nexus (Nexuses? Nexi?) are closer to the 6 than the 6s.
     
  20. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    iPhone is genius. Best phone invented hands down.
     
  21. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    You do realise that the iPhone wasn't the first phone with a finger print scanner right?

     
  22. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

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    Touch ID is brilliant - easily my fav iPhone feature - especially on 6S. It's like lightning.
     
  23. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I like the effort that went into integrating it into the home button and not trying to do it in the screen or elsewhere. In the process, they fixed one of the most problematic bits of the iPhone since the previous button wasn't very durable and failures for a lot of people (never had a problem myself, but my brother did).

    I'll give them credit for the notification center too. I always liked my Android widgets, but I always wanted to be able to stick them in the notification area. There were some that did put stuff in there, but the majority of them didn't.

    The new Spotlight area is nice too, I hope they expand on that.
     
  24. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    There were ways to work around any potential problems of that nature though, by adding the same print more than once, capturing every part of it. Worked great. That being said, it's insanely good on the 6S/6S Plus.
     
  25. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the first one to work. The atrix was an absolute joke.
     

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