What's up with all the hate with rear Touch ID?

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  1. Mikotiv, Apr 19, 2017
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    Mikotiv macrumors newbie

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    I have been reading the rumors about the next iPhone. And we all know the Touch ID might in the back, but macrumors' readers don't it like why? Sincerely why? I have used Phones like that and it seems a good place for a fingerprint reader, your finger naturally rest in that place and you almost never notice when the device unlucks. But I want to know why you don't like it. Because of the design? Because we really want a finger print reader under the screen?
     
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 65816

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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Likely most "really want a finger print reader under the screen".

    I would like it on the front. I do not want my iPhone to have the fingerprint reader in a "Google Place"
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I don't want to be giving a sneaky reacharound to my phone whenever I want to unlock it. Pressing the home button or screen to unlock just works.

    Let's not kid ourselves: if Samsung were able to build a fingerprint scanner into the display, they sure as hell wouldn't have put it on the back by the camera instead.

    This wasn't a thoughtful or a user intuitive choice on their part. It was a compromise for a bezeless display, which ultimately only compromises one thing: the user experience. Now that's form over function.
     
  5. motm95 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Google Pixel with a rear fingerprint sensor and I can't stand it. It's very awkward to use.
     
  6. Roessnakhan, Apr 19, 2017
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    I've used the rear fingerprint scanners on both the Nexus 5x and the Google Pixel. For the latter it's the one thing I dislike about the phone, it never ever feels natural. Maybe I just rest my fingers differently on the back of my phone though. For unlocking, mobile payments, just never feels right. The only aspect that I do like it for is swiping down for notifications.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Sounds like something Apple will do if they have no choice.

    Would be a negative for me
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I can only speak for me. Follow along…

    iPhone 6/6+ was fugly.
    iPhone 6s/6s+, fugly didn't change.
    iPhone 7/7+, Apple doubles down on fugly.
    iPhone X with Touch ID in the back? What do you know?!! Apple's capable of making it TRIPLE FUGLY!!!

    Should this be the case, that's it I'm out. I'm not Spock and I'm not waiting for next year when it's a Medusan phone!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Yep, no disagreement there. Yet ironically the very people criticising Apple for this sort of thing couldn't be quicker to kiss Samsung's butt with the S8. Had Apple released that, you'd need to hold them by the leash.
     
  10. Newtons Apple, Apr 19, 2017
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    The forum has all types of people.

    No matter how nice or "fugly" the iPhone 8X ProSE is, it will not make everyone happy.

    I want the new phone for the new screen technology but am not sure I am willing to give up my front button for it. Might have to wait till the next year when they go OLED.
     
  11. VertPin macrumors 6502

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  12. yegon macrumors 68020

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    How do you unlock the phone if wireless charging (as in, Qi style wireless charging) with a rear Touch ID?
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You will be forced to pick it up.
     
  14. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    With your PIN? I can't imagine this is something you'd be doing 50 times a day, maybe once or twice.
     
  15. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    agree with you, fugly:mad: protruding vertical camera and now touch id on the back totally a dumb idea, i am done :( if this going to be true
     
  16. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    You clearly don't work at a desk.
     
  17. willmtaylor macrumors 604

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    I don't like getting touched in the rear. Do you? (Subjective, I know.)
     
  18. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, my finger doesn't naturally rest anywhere near there. It seems like it would be awkward to be honest. First preference would for it to be under the screen, but I'd rather keep the bezels than for it to go on the back. Maybe if there was another biometric method that was both as fast and secure as Touch ID, I'd be open to it, but I don't think iris scanning or face detection is quite there yet.
     
  19. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Then you should get a dock :)
     
  20. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    I'll just wait for them to make a touchID dongle.
     
  21. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling there will be a lot of disappointed ppl.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 19, 2017 ---
    There you go. Problem solved!
     
  22. EM2013 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I was hoping it wasn't true but now we're seeing more rumors :(
     
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    Fingerprint on the back is awkward when:
    -on a table
    -in my car (always mounted)
    -using a case
     
  24. Rhonindk macrumors 68000

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    I have used several devices with the rear sensor. At first it feels ... strange. Within a few days it becomes second nature and actually is a decent design. MHO YMMV.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors G3

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    I agree with your analysis of form over function. And I saw your post on one of the main page articles on the touch ID earlier today. And you made a comment about how you're starting maybe to believe that the touch ID may be on the back of the iPhone, which I tend to believe it will happen. Especially if, if Apple is planning on to utilize the whole display, it's just uncertain how they plan on executing this.
     

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