Skip to main content

Touch ID Isn't Coming Back

Recently popular Youtube superstar MKBHD uploaded his impressions on the first under the glass finger print scanner, you can watch the video here. Watching that video I kind of got the impression that he expects Apple to implement tech like this into iPhones of the future and I'm sure theres a larger portion of you that have been hoping for the return of Touch ID. But unfortunately (Or Not) that won't be happening. Touch ID is dead.

FaceID Works

Image result for faceid
With the launch of the iPhone X we were all expecting massive blowback over the removal of Touch ID. For better or for worse FaceID hasn't faced as much as criticism I was expecting it to get. From what I've heard FaceID does work it does what its advertised to do and that is authenticate you as the owner of the device. Sure in a vacuum FaceID might be slightly slower than TouchID but in the real world you're highly unlikely to notice that difference all the time. If you're anything like me you'll have a few notifications on your lock screen at any given time, by the time you're done perusing your notifications or just a quick glance at the time FaceID has worked its magic and you're all set to go. Where as with TouchID you'd have to move your finger to the sensor and then wait for it to authenticate. Sure that's not a major annoyance all you have to do is literally lift a finger. But the FaceID route seems so much more intuitive. You really don't have to think about using FaceID. From what I've heard FaceID works in almost all conditions granted there are situations were it doesn't work, like maybe when you're in bed and a pillow is covering up a bit of your face. But to be fair there are instances when TouchID fails too. Having greasy fingers come to mind. 

FaceID Has Room To Grow

Image result for faceid

We often forget that FaceID is in it's infancy. FaceID is where TouchID was when it was unveiled on the iPhone 5s. In my opinion FaceID has more room to grow when compared to TouchID. There is no point in making TouchID faster than a certain point and we've hit that limit. TouchID on the iPhone 7 and 8 work flawlessly and making them faster adds no value to TouchID as it is already fast. Meanwhile FaceID is slower and has a bit of catching up to do but once it has caught up to TouchID, FaceID will be the obvious choice as it is more seamless.If you're not convinced, remember this is FaceID generation 1. The difference between TouchID generation 1 and TouchID generation 2 are night and day. Generation 2 TouchID is immeasurably better than generation 1. So it really makes no sense for Apple to put a viable TouchID replacement on the back-burner to implement an older technology. They would have to reallocate a lot of resources pour even more money into R&D to implement TouchID again. Not to mention how much more expensive these already expensive devices would get. In the long run FaceID will be better than TouchID and Apple has a head start on the competition.


Popular posts from this blog

The HomePod Is About To Be Wildly Popular

The HomePod is finally here, and the reviews are in. I'm sure you've watched umpteen reviews and you all know the basics, It sounds amazing , Siri is dumb (Which is don't think is the case) and that it lacks Spotify and Android integration (You can read why I think thats not going to happen here).
But what stood out to me was the lack of "consumer interest " in the product. The preorders went live and much un-like the iPhone or the AirdPods, the HomePod was available for quite a long time, only selling out on the day before the launch day. For Apple this is really weird, a company that sells out of everything they release instantly.This made me  doubt the demand for the HomePod and I wondered if the critics were right , That maybe people aren't really interested in a $350 smart speaker. But thats not really the case.

AirPods Are A Totally Different Ballgame
Now you might remember back in 2016, when the iPhone 7 came out Apple came out with AirPods and much l…

iOS 11 Was A Dumpster Fire. Whats Next?

So iOS 11 was released back in September of 2017 and it has been a cluster-You know what I mean. iOS 11 has been crippling devices ever since it's release. Its ironic iOS 11 has been iOS's (iOSes?,iOSeses?) most beta tested version to date, and it is the most buggiest iOS release ever. iOS 11 has been said to shorten the battery life of older iPhones by quite a bit. My iPhone 5s really took a hint in the battery department after the iOS 11 update. Performance also took a hit with iOS 11. Why is this so?

iOS 11 Changed A Lot iOS 11 gave users a lot of things that they had been clamouring for. A redesigned control centre , a more productive environment on the iPad so that you can actually get work done on it,  you know the works. But unknown to most of us, I think Apple redesigned the innards of iOS. They really tweaked it at the nuts and bolts level. iOS 11 updates were weird in the sense that they were unusually massive the initial update was a few gigs ( as you'd expect …

No Siri Isn't Holding Back The Homepod

So the homepod was given to Apples favourite media persons the other day and the reviews have started pouring in. One thing is strangely consistent across all these reviews, they all talk about how Siri is holding back the homepod. This really got me scratching my head. Sure Siri might not be able to tell you how much a chipmunk weighs, but really how much do we ask our smart assistants random questions. Lets took at how Siri isn't really holding the homepod back.

Siri Is Already Smart Enough No really you didn't read that wrong Siri is more smarter than you realise, especially after the iOS 11 update. Now Siri can answer all the random questions that you have. If I'm being honest here I'm of the opinion that Siri can go toe to toe with the likes of Google assistant. She can answer any random question that you can throw at her ( this wasn't the case before iOS 11). Moreover context awareness has taken off recently, one off the biggest faults with Siri used to be t…