Frost, on 13 September 2017 - 11:27 PM, said:
Face ID is dildos. Extra steps, doesn't work unless your phone is looking at you, won't see through various job and other related gear... right now I can unlock my phone and then tell Siri to play something on my car's sound system by reaching in my pocket, no removal necessary. Face ID can't do that.
I don't know that there is any extra steps? on the angles and distances issue:
“It’s quite similar to the ranges you’d be at if you put your phone in front-facing camera mode [to take a picture],” says Federighi. Once your space from eyes to mouth come into view that would be the matching range — it can work at fairly extreme angles — if it’s down low because your phone is in your lap it can unlock it as long as it can see those features. Basically, If you’re using your phone across a natural series of angles it can unlock it.”
I get what you mean, but I personally don't unlock mine in this type of scenario very often. For the vast majority of users I think Face ID will be fantastic, myself included. Unfortunately, if you often find yourself in a situation where your face is covered or the sensor cannot see a nose, mouth and two eyes ( either you wear a niqab, drive a race car for a living, have a physical deformity that has led to you having no mouth or nose, wear IR blocking glasses most of the time, have a trunk instead of a nose, have an upside down nose, have an imaginary nose, have two noses, have two mouths, or you have three mouths, four noses and only half of one eye). I think Apple will continue to have a phone with Touch ID available for some time, and its not impossible to see them making one with both Touch ID and Face ID in the future ('iPhone Web 3.0 ultimate paranoia edition').
P.S you've always been able to get Siri to perform said action, from iPhone 6s onwards she/he can even do it without you touching the device at all.
Face ID looks fantastic, the iPhone X however not really my thing. The gesture based UI is nice (i'd have implemented it a little differently), but it isn't something i'm willing to pay a premium for, especially considering it could easily be implemented on the existing iPhone. The camera isn't significantly better, and the screen is nice but not something i'm willing to cough up more money for.
Apple needed to find a way to sqeeez more money out of people who were willing to pay for a more expensive iPhone, and I personally think they've found a good balance. People who absolutely love the device can pay more money for future tech now, the rest of us can enjoy it when it eventually trickles into the mainstream device. It's a more genuine solution than just putting out one with premium materials (or a slightly larger screen and a bundled stylus)
What i'm not happy about is them killing off the 128gb tier. The pricing jump to 256 is brutal, i'm going to be downgrading to 64gb looks like.