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Not to mention, by the time I am looking at the phone, I want it already unlocked. Sometimes I want it unlocked in my pocket (Siri?). TouchID allows me to do that. Face unlock does not.



When it works fast, face unlock can be rather stunning. Occasionally it would catch a glimpse of my face obliquely and unlock before I even got to position it correctly.

However like others, I turned it off because the performance was highly variable, and the failure mode consists of a many-seconds wait which can be extremely infuriating (even embarrassing, as as you stare blankly at your phone for 5 seconds at a party, trying to quickly get someone's number or something).




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