There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks about whether Face ID is better and more secure than the feature it replaced, Touch ID. A bickering couple on a recent flight offers a real-world example where Face ID would have come out on top, thus eliminating a lot of problems.
According to The Guardian, a couple on a flight from Doha, Qatar to Bali, Indonesia got into a fight after the wife unlocked her sleeping husband’s smartphone with his fingerprint and discovered he was having an affair.
The woman repeatedly hit her husband after learning of his infidelity and the captain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Chennai, India, when the cabin crew was unable to restore order.
Since launching on the iPhone X earlier this month, Face ID has received mostly positive reviews. Still, some have criticised the authentication tool because it doesn’t seem to recognize the differences between identification twins.
The Qatar Airways situation proves Face ID is more secure that Touch ID, at least in a practical sense. If the husband had an iPhone X, the wife would have never been able to open it. Thus, the fight would have never occurred, and the flight would have landed in Bali as scheduled.
Face ID is likely to arrive on more devices in 2018, including next-generation iPads and iPhones.
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