Apple Delivered A Game-Changing Innovation With The iPhone 5S And The Reviewers Are Freaking Out Over It
It's getting nearly universal acclaim. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal calls it a game changer.It sounds like a major innovation that is going to completely change how we interact with our phones. Swiping to unlock is going to be a thing of the past.
David Pogue at NYT: "It's nothing like the balky, infuriating fingerprint-reader efforts of earlier cellphones. It's genuinely awesome; the haters can go jump off a pier."Walt Mossberg at WSJ: "After using Touch ID, I found it annoying to go back to typing in passcodes on my older iPhone."
John Gruber of Daring Fireball: "Touch ID is way faster than 'fast enough'. I'd call it 'I can't believe it works this quickly' fast. It's also very accurate - only a handful of times over the past week have I had to try a second time, and each of those times, I hadn't really squared up my finger with the sensor."Jim Dalrymple of Loop Insight: "The fingerprint sensor solved a problem and makes my handling of the
Scott Stein, CNET: "A few previous smartphones have added fingerprint sensors before, like the Motorola Atrix, but those were more awkward bars that needed finger-swiping. The Touch ID-enabled home button feels invisible; it works with a tap, can recognize your finger from many angles, and feels like it has less of a fail rate than fingerprint sensors I've used on laptops. It's impressive tech. It worked on all my fingers, and even my toe (I was curious)."
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