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Fake unlock was slow and unreliable when it first came out 2 years ago but is pretty darn good nowadays, and just as fast as TouchID. No, it doesn't work in pitch dark or if you're wearing sunglasses. But I'll take "works 90% of the time" over an unlock feature that requires a hardware component that pretty much locks you into 1 form factor.



The problem is that you need to think about this when you unlock your phone. With TouchID you always unlock your phone with your finger.

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"With TouchID you always unlock your phone with your finger"

With glove, dirty or too much sweat, I believe it does not work. So, it's not 'always'.

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