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  • Touch ID comeback for 'iPhone 12' rumors resurface

    neilm said:
    With Touch ID on my 10.5" iPad Pro and Face ID on my iPhone XS, both in use many times a day, I've found Face ID to be quicker and more reliable. I wouldn't want to go back. 
    Same here (although XR rather than XS), the experience with Face ID on the phone is so much more fluid and fast than the iPad.  It’s especially noticeable when authenticating within apps or for unlocking passwords in safari etc, on the phone it just happens as part of the flow of using the device, whereas on the iPad it always means stopping and repositioning your thumb.

    Face ID is also much more reliable.  Touch ID is much more prone to failure due to poor positioning of the finger, surface debris or liquids, changes to skin condition etc etc.. Face ID just works every time.

    If there’s a way to have both, great, that’ll keep everyone happy I guess - but losing Face ID for a return to Touch ID would be a totally backwards step
    in my opinion.  Even if under-screen Touch ID is the only way to have a completely uninterrupted display, I’d much rather keep Face ID with the notch.
  • Unsurprisingly, a 2020 iPad Pro will bend if you try to break it

    I’m not sure if this site was always AppleApologist and I just didn’t notice so much to start with, or what.  I don’t even need to see the video (and I haven’t) to know that iPad Pros are weaker than they used to be, and weaker than they should be, to function as the go-anywhere, Chuck-in-a-backpack tablet they were originally intended as.  It’s not just a question of materials either, the current design is just fundamentally less strong and far more prone to flex.  

    Apple should be called out on that.  They should be called out on a bad design which functions less well than it’s predecessors and will be an expensive disappointment for some of its customers.  And when they launch another new iPad generation with the same design flaw and the same weakness, they deserve to be called out on it again, and for more YouTubers to make these same videos pointing it out.  

    Apple should do better.  So should AppleInsider.

  • Popular iPhone XR 'saved' Apple, says report

    Yes the “saved Apple” take is hyperbole, but it’s quite clear that the XR was essential to maintaining sales.  It was the definitive iPhone for most people and arguably their strongest new iPhone product release in quite a while, in terms of a innovative new phone that people both wanted and could afford.  It’s good to see Apple recognising that proper hierarchy now in the new branding.
  • Apple may switch butterfly keyboard for scissor version in MacBook Air

    My 2009 MBP keyboard is still perfect.  I won’t be replacing it with a butterfly model, so Apple had better hurry up.
  • Developers talk about being 'Sherlocked' as Apple uses them 'for market research'

    asdasd said:
    Sherlock wasn't even Sherlocked.

    I was thinking the same - all of these third party apps, including “Watson”, are just doing really obvious things that should and would have been in Apple’s roadmap anyway.  They got in first and made some money, good for them, but the idea that should give them perpetual rights to the concept of putting a calculator on an IOS device, or building internet search into a desktop OS, is ludicrous.  Apple have every right to do those things, and yes it’s only natural that they’re able to do them better too.