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The iPhone X has no fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) at all. How do you feel about that?

The iPhone X has no fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) at all. How do you feel about that?


The fingerprint scanner is an almost ubiquitous feature if we talk about recent high-end (and even mid-range) smartphones. Even so, as you probably already know, Apple decided that its iPhone X will be just fine without it. Thus, there's no fingerprint sensor anywhere on the new smartphone. 

 

Previous rumors had it that Apple could try to embed a fingerprint scanner into the 5.8-inch Super Retina screen of the iPhone X, since the device has no physical home button. In the end, that didn't happen. Nevertheless, the iPhone X obviously does come with an authentication feature: Face ID

 

Relying on the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, Face ID is presented by Apple as "a powerful and secure authentication system," including for Apple Pay. The system projects and analyzes over 30,000 invisible dots in order to create a precise map of your face, even when it's dark (thanks to infrared light). Apple says that there is "1 in a million probability of a random person unlocking your iPhone with Face ID." Still, both Face ID and Touch ID would have certainly provided increased security on the iPhone X.

 

Assuming you're thinking of buying an iPhone X (or maybe you've already pre-ordered one), how do you feel about it not having a fingerprint scanner at all? Vote in our poll below, and feel free to also chime in in the comments section.


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