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Can you imagine you are surrounded by other people, perhaps on public transport, and you are trying to unlock your iPhone but you’re wearing a face mask 😷?

According to an article I’ve just read, Apple’s new operating system will allow you to unlock the phone but only if you are wearing an Apple Watch. If the watch is on your wrist in close proximity, you can simply glance at your iPhone and it receives haptic feedback from the watch indicating that the iPhone has been unlocked.

Are you an iPhone user? Do you also have an Apple Watch? If not, do you plan to buy one? I think, unless you happen to have an Apple Watch, they are alienating users that don’t want or can’t afford another (expensive) gadget 🤷‍♀️

Could you simply unlock your iPhone with a password?

HappyTravels
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
lynneh
lynneh12 days ago

Yes. It is a case of putting in your password.. tried to retake a pic with me and mask for using Apple Pay. Didn’t work! 😷

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
Original Poster
12 days ago

lynneh crazy, isn’t it. How to create an expensive solution to a simple problem!

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lynneh
lynneh12 days ago

HappyTravels I wouldn’t get an Apple Watch to support it either. My watch has a pay facility. Not used or tried that yet..

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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12 days ago

Had to google ‘haptic feedback’. It means ‘the use of touch to communicate with users. Most people know the feeling of a vibration in a mobile phone or the rumble in a game controller but it is much more than that’.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc9 days ago

Don't iPhones have biometric as a feature to unlock it? Guess they would.

Apple has taken ideas from others and turned them into goldmines.

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