Apple Denies Rumor That It Had Been Trying to Embed Touch ID Under the iPhone X Display

Apple Denies Rumor That It Had Been Trying to Embed Touch ID Under the iPhone X Display

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Apple SVP Dan Ricco says the company spent no time looking at integrating Touch ID 'on the back or through the glass or on the side' of the iPhone X in an interview with TechCrunch.

The toughest challenge Apple had with the new smartphone was replace Touch ID, notes Riccio. "It was very, very hard. If we were going to replace it we wanted to replace it with something that was at the end of the day both better and more natural."

Riccio's statement contradicts numerous rumors leading up to the unveiling of the iPhone X.

“I heard some rumor [that] we couldn’t get Touch ID to work through the glass so we had to remove that,” Riccio says, answering a question about whether there were late design changes. “When we hit early line of sight on getting Face ID to be [as] good as it was, we knew that if we could be successful we could enable the product that we wanted to go off and do and if that’s true it could be something that we could burn the bridges and be all in with. This is assuming it was a better solution. And that’s what we did. So we spent no time looking at fingerprints on the back or through the glass or on the side because if we did those things, which would be a last-minute change, they would be a distraction relative to enabling the more important thing that we were trying to achieve, which was Face ID done in a high-quality way.”

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Apple Denies Rumor That It Had Been Trying to Embed Touch ID Under the iPhone X Display
4 leaf clover - November 3, 2017 at 6:05am
Figured they could triple the income on the other.
eth0 - November 1, 2017 at 11:51am
except now, Apple charges more for screen replacements because of the Face ID sensors on the LCD :-/
joshWUa - October 31, 2017 at 7:05pm
Bullshit just bullshit, they just didn’t know how to do it so they gave up on it.
Raas al Ghul - November 1, 2017 at 1:41am
It makes sense they didn’t try to implement touch ID why would you put both touch ID and face ID on the same phone. If face ID works as well or better then it’s a good replacement.
Chip - October 31, 2017 at 6:18pm
Thank goodness that's settled.
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