The Macalope, responding to Ron Amadeo’s “I’m worried that FaceID is going to suck—and here’s why” piece for Ars Technica:
How do we know, know, know this?
This is not the first phone we’ve tried with a facial recognition
feature, and they all have the same problem.
Even the iPhone X? […]
But, for now, we know Face ID will be crappy because all the other
facial recognition technologies were crappy and it ain’t like
Apple ever took something that was crappy for a long time an made
it better like, oh, computing or digital music or tablet computing
or smartphones or fingerprint recognition or a bunch of other
things. It’s not like that’s literally what they do.
Exactly the same thing happened with Touch ID. There were a few Android phones with fingerprint scanners that were out before the iPhone 5S, and they sucked. So some folks made two bad assumptions: (1) that all fingerprint scanners would always suck; and (2) that Apple would be willing to put a shitty fingerprint scanner in iPhones.