iPhone XR Why hasn't newest iPhones have FaceID on landscape?

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68030

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    So new updates have FaceID any orientation. Why don't the newest iPhones?

    I sometimes am using my iPhone in landscape, it locks, I then have to go back to portrait to unlock and back to landscape again, no hardship I know, bit just wonder why.

    Is it a technical reason? I thought the FaceID hardware would be the same in newest iPhones and iPads?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Likely a 2019 iPhone feature. Apple likes to ration their latest features every year, and I’m assuming they are saving this for the 2019 iPhones But the question is, do all these iPhones achieve landscape mode or is Apple going to make that exclusive to one model like the Max.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I do miss the full landscape app home screen thing from my 7+, not sure why doesn't on these larger phones now.

    It's not a deal breaker just a slight annoyance as I'm sure it's technically possible.
     
  4. JPack macrumors 601

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    The TrueDepth module that enables horizontal Face ID is nearly 50% wider on the iPad Pro compared to iPhone.

    Instead of a notch, the iPhone would have a top bezel.
     
  5. MacLappy macrumors 6502

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    This. Exactly how I feel.
     
  6. Gudi macrumors 68030

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    Interesting, I just assumed it was the same hardware.
     
  7. MacLappy macrumors 6502

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    Better to have a smaller notch than horizontal face id.
     
  8. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Nest year my friend. And us sheep will contemplate upgrading again lol
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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