So, unless the analysts all have it wrong, or there's a supply chain stuff-up, it looks like we will be getting 3 iPhones this cycle, two updated 'S' versions of the iPhone 7 and the you-beaut, all-singing, all-dancing, all-bezelless OLED iPhone 'insert your guess at the name here'.
And again unless the analysts are wrong, it looks like the OLED phone won't come with a fingerprint reader but will instead use an advanced version of facial recognition.
So what do people think? Is this a good move, or should they wait until they can include a fingerprint reader as part of the OLED screen?
I have to say that I have my doubts whether facial recognition will work as well as a replacement. The fingerprint reader on my 6S is pretty much part of my workflow now, I couldn’t think of not being able to use it. Not to mention that it has been incorporated into some software as a security measure, such as password managers, or bank apps.
What do others think? Has anyone had experience using facial recognition on other platforms? If so what is your experience? My questions would be around the use of the technology, in low light and very bright light conditions, and with the fact that a person’s face can change over time, where a fingerprint doesn’t.
Curious to hear others’ experiences or opinions.