TouchID vs FaceID (Gif)- VIA reddit


mcdj

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If you block the Touch ID phone and just focus on the faceid phone and watch that a few times, it feels kinda delayed compared to my real world Touch ID experience. I sssume it will get faster.
 

touchme89

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My iPhone 6, which is what I'm upgrading from, is incredibly slow with Touch ID compared to my girlfriends 7Plus. I presume FaceID will get better over time with more optimization, but in reality there's a lot more going on with Face ID than Touch ID so I'm not surprised it's a fraction slower.
 

Groovemaster17

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My iPhone 6, which is what I'm upgrading from, is incredibly slow with Touch ID compared to my girlfriends 7Plus. I presume FaceID will get better over time with more optimization, but in reality there's a lot more going in with Face ID than Touch ID so I'm not surprised it's a fraction slower.
Solution to this is that if the GIF bothers you, don't purchase and/or use an iPhone X
 

alpi123

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My iPhone 6, which is what I'm upgrading from, is incredibly slow with Touch ID compared to my girlfriends 7Plus. I presume FaceID will get better over time with more optimization, but in reality there's a lot more going in with Face ID than Touch ID so I'm not surprised it's a fraction slower.
6s already got improved Touch ID, that's why it's faster.
 

lordhamster

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Given how many of my acquaintances don't use any form of passcode or anything (despite my repeated nagging)... it is largely a moot point for them.
 

solo118

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Tons of speculation, but the common folk do not have the X in hand to experience it. Let's see what happens in a couple of days. I have no doubt it will work nicely, and this is all blown out of proportion
 

Cryates

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The difference looks negligible to me. It's also a first gen product being compared to a second gen product. It think with the added security and features Face ID brings, I'm fine with a milliseconds difference in speed.
 
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Packers1958

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Unknown if he was initially looking at the 8Plus to get his finger properly located and then looked at the X. The finger on the sensor before he turned his eyes to the X would unlock the Plus quicker. What needs to be done if that's the case is turn off attention detection on the X.
 

Cryates

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Unknown if he was initially looking at the 8Plus to get his finger properly located and then looked at the X. The finger on the sensor before he turned his eyes to the X would unlock the Plus quicker. What needs to be done if that's the case is turn off attention detection on the X.
This is actually a very good point.
 

The Game 161

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also in that video the more secure option is on..you can use face ID to open without directly looking at it and the guy said it would be quicker that way
 

Treyhunna

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to be fair...thats 2nd generation touch ID which got lot faster. (so fast people complained) on the 6S. this is first gen face ID. better comparison would be the touch ID on the 5s or 6.
 

TrueBlou

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Well now, that’s just the clincher. That irrefutable videographic evidince quite clearly proves that the iPhone X is a complete and total disaster.

Just what the hell are Apple playing at with this car crash of a phone. First they put that notch on the bloody thing as if it’s a cyclops with a black eye.

Now, now it’s quite clear that it’s going to be slower and less convenient than Touch ID, which they should never, NEVER, have tried to improve on.
I’m far too busy/important/successful/famous/self obsessed/cockwombleish to wait around while that stupid toy of a phone unlocks.

Hello, is that mr Alphabet, could you put me through to your Google department please. I’d like for you to furnish me with one of your sensible, grown-up telephonic devices. What? My bank details, why do you want them? Surely you still have them from when you scanned the email my bank sent me when I set the account up?


...........
.... Meh, it’s a slow day and I’m out my trousers on morphine, what can I say :p
 

STOCK411

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to be fair...thats 2nd generation touch ID which got lot faster. (so fast people complained) on the 6S. this is first gen face ID. better comparison would be the touch ID on the 5s or 6.
I think either is fine... The fact that a 1G FaceID is almost as fast as the current iteration of touch ID is kind of neat
 
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ideal.dreams

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Yeah, TouchID is faster. Is anyone actually surprised. They had since the iPhone 5s to perfect TouchID and it's on its second generation of hardware. If anyone can recall, the TouchID speed for the first few iterations of phones that had the tech in it was pretty slow. FaceID will only get better and faster over time. As it stands now, it's impressively fast when stacked against TouchID, which has been fine tuned over years. FaceID is brand new this year.
 
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DMVillain

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Looks like they unlocked at the same time. The X's animation just took longer to get to the home screen.