Say hello to the future

20 09 2017

Say goodbye to $1,000

My today’s feedback to Apple …

“We can add up to 5 different fingerprints for Touch ID. Perfect for family members who should have access.

This doesn’t work with Face ID. Poor.

It’s also poor that Face ID is the only biometric identification system. There are circumstances in which Face ID cannot be used (e.g. when wearing a face protection) but Touch ID. It’s a step backwards in usability to default to the old-fashioned passcode.”

The problem isn’t limited to a family. In hospitals or in Asia where I live people often wear a face protection when the got a cold or a viral infection, muslims wear facial veils, bikers wear a helmet and to just look at a message coming in they have to pull it off, outdoor activities may require safety glasses, and, and, and.

So I’m waiting another year for an improved approach to biometric authentication to simplify the usage. I’m sure we’ll see a return of Touch ID.

This time I can’t say that the company unveiled a finished product.

Microsoft appreciates serious suggestions for feature enhancements via mail but I won’t get any reply from Apple.

See you in the future.


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