Apple thinks that Face ID is superior to Touch ID.
The recently announced iPhone X ditched the Home Button along with Touch ID, in favor of thin bezels, OLED screen and Face ID for authentication. Apple’s new biometric tech may have certain advantages over the fingerprint scanning, but many users raised concerns over the speed and accuracy of the face recognition. But Apple also launched the other two new models, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, with older technology – Touch ID. Why?
If Face ID is the future of biometric tech, as Craig Federighi said in an interview, then what’s Touch ID? Why Apple used old technologies like Touch ID and LCD for its new models (iPhone 8/8 Plus) if the future is something else (iPhone X). The reason for that may be very simple.
Apple is no longer the brave company it was three-four years ago. That’s why we have two different products targeting different users – adventurous who want all the latest tech and willing to pay a premium price, and those who prefer to follow the mainstream.
It remains to be seen how accurate Face ID actually is, and what technology will win the battle for the 2018 line.