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Discussion in 'Apple iOS (OS & Devices)' started by MR CHILLED, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. power

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    this is exactly why they will not bring it back - the camera is already there in the device. So they are just double using the camera. One less bit of hardware so lower unit costs. They could have spent squillions on the face id tech but it'll pay for itself.

    Touch ID is goooooooooooooooone
     
  2. Hater

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    Doesn't it have some extra hardware in the form of laser shooting or something?

    Probably building a database of faces for that big brother constant monitoring thing. Already has the fingerprints of everyone. :Paranoid:
     
  3. power

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    Hahaha what's next in their biometrics database? Blood type, dna?
     
  4. PersianImmortal

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    Fair enough, TouchID might be quicker in that case. Another case where TouchID is arguably quicker is if you have your phone flat on the table (as I do now) but well away from your face and just want to reach across and unlock it quickly to glance at something. But typically, just grabbing the phone and pointing it in the general direction of your face is relatively easy to get used to. Apple says FaceID is most effective at around an "arm's length" (25-50cm) away from your face, so you don't need to hold it that close.

    Anyway, resistance is futile. As power says, TouchID is going to disappear. I doubt Apple will wear the cost of a redundant security sensor.

    But TouchID aside, I find the removal of the home button to be a really good thing. It's far quicker and more intuitive for me now to swipe upwards to get back home, rather than pressing a physical button. On my iPad I find myself constantly swiping upward by accident to get home. You can still create a virtual home button on the X/XS/XR if you really find you're missing it.

    Infrared, so it works in the dark. "Lasers" were too expensive because they cost "1 million dollars" /Dr Evil

    This is why they've progressively made the iPhone more and more waterproof, in preparation for the iUrine/iBlood sensor.
     
  5. Hater

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    Please don't give them any ideas
     
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    Was it? Few of my work colleagues reported having the issue today, looked it up and looks like its an issue at the moment.
     
  9. power

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    Update its fixed in the latest update.
     
  10. PersianImmortal

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    Fixed in the latest beta, but it won't be available publicly until 12.1 is officially released.
     
  11. Zippy7

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    As a parent, I like touch-id.
    I have my fingerprint enabled on both phones that my children use (since you can have many fingers enabled).
    I don't mind face id on my own phone, but since it only can have 1 face, I don't want to hand my phone down to the children...
    dilemna...
     
  12. Hater

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    So have em use the passcode to log in, and only have the face registered to yourself
     
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    You can have alternative appearances in IOS 12.

    https://www.cultofmac.com/572261/face-id-alternate-appearance-ios-12/
     
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  14. power

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    after all the privacy shit floating around over face id, i've actually decided to disable face recognition on my personal phone.

    fingerprints or passcode only here
     
  15. sanjay

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    plenty of android phones still have fingerprint sensors...
     
  16. Zippy7

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    Yes, but as parents, we can always use find my iphone to see where they are (my wife uses this a lot more than I do).
    Also with ios 12, we got screentime for free, so now I show them how long they've been using their apps/phone.
    It helps with the discussion about how long they play games/instagram/etc.

    At the end of the day, I'm sure I could work around some of these things on android, but I wouldnt get the same level of buy in from the wife.
    From where I sit, the apple ecosystem suits us just fine for now (That could change in the future)
     
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    family account. Parental controls in iOS and Android are pretty robust these days.
     

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