Apple Fans Push For Touch ID’s Return In iPhone 12 After iPad’s Revamped Version
By Mikelle Leow, 16 Sep 2020
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When Apple introduced Face ID in 2017, it was somehow convinced that users would catch up and prefer it to its touch-based authentication technology. Fast forward three years later, and, surprise surprise, people still miss the old Touch ID. TrueDepth facial recognition doesn’t always instantly unlock the iPhone, and this pain is even more excruciating now that people are wearing masks.
Apple killed the home button with the iPhone X, which came with a distracting notch that the Cupertino tech giant claimed was necessary to house Face ID’s technology.
Well, it turns out that the solution to unlocking a device without a home button or unsightly notch is simple—and Apple finally solved it with the latest iPad Air.
As revealed to customers during the September 15 launch, the US$599 lite tablet’s Touch ID has been planted in its power button.
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It really could have been that easy.
The new and improved Touch ID, which ushers the end of the home button in iPads, also lets users make purchases through Apple Pay and authenticate app installations at the literal push of a button.
This step seems so seamless, users are pushing for Apple to bring back Touch ID in the iPhone 12 lineup, which the company had to delay due to the coronavirus.
If you’ve been suffering from Touch ID withdrawal symptoms for three years, you’re not alone:
The new iPad Air has Touch ID in the power button. Hopefully this is coming to the iPhone 12. pic.twitter.com/OnRwCNUSRL— SoldierKnowsBest (@SoldierKnowBest) September 15, 2020
android: *in-display fingerprint*— 𝕓𝕒𝕣𝕫𝕫𝕦𝕟 🦕 (@barzzun1) September 16, 2020
iphone: *touch id at power button*
everyone: WOW THIS IS FUTURE! https://t.co/OD2HxrpotP
apple PLS bring back touch id on iPhone..... face ID doesn't recognize me when I'm lying in bed like pic.twitter.com/arp2gW1aoI— christina zhu (@cszhu) September 15, 2020
If the new iPhone has Touch ID again...I will buy one SO QUICKLY. I hate Face ID so much— MaiLinh Nguyen (@MaiLinhsTweets) September 15, 2020
[via Input Mag, images via Apple]
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