1. donawalt's Avatar
    Did I hear in the unboxing video here that the TouchID is 1st generation on the new SE phone? I wonder why - must be a real-estate/packaging issue on the phone?
    03-23-2016 06:55 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think it is because when you go onto Apple's website and do a comparison with the iPhone 6S, it clearly states that the 6S has a "second generation fingerprint sensor built into the home button" whereas the iPhone SE has a "fingerprint sensor built into the home button".

    Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/...ne&cp=iphonese
    03-23-2016 07:27 AM
  3. Brandon Harhi's Avatar
    I was a bit disappointed when I heard that. However, the fingerprint sensor is still fast, just not insanely fast. If it helps it keep the low price, I'm fine with it.
    Spencerdl and Lefty724 like this.
    03-23-2016 10:08 AM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It's disappointing to me. But then again both iPad Pros use only 1st gen touch ID as well. Unless I missed something on the 9.7"
    Crower79 likes this.
    03-23-2016 01:06 PM
  5. Zak8022's Avatar
    Does that make it the same sensor as what was in the 5s?
    03-23-2016 05:19 PM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    Apparently it's quite slow compared to the 6s/6s+
    03-28-2016 07:44 AM
  7. EauRouge's Avatar
    I'd guess its because of cost cutting measures
    03-28-2016 07:53 AM
  8. donawalt's Avatar
    Apparently it's quite slow compared to the 6s/6s+
    I have an iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 6s, so I would not say generation 1 is slow, I would say Gen 1 is perfectly acceptable and Gen 2 is beyond-belief-fast. I don't see an issue with having Gen 1 in the 5e IMHO.
    03-28-2016 09:02 AM
  9. koltonh2002's Avatar
    just another reason why the SE was a but subpar in my opinion...
    03-28-2016 09:14 AM
  10. xanadome's Avatar
    I have an iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 6s, so I would not say generation 1 is slow, I would say Gen 1 is perfectly acceptable and Gen 2 is beyond-belief-fast. I don't see an issue with having Gen 1 in the 5e IMHO.
    Having used both 5s and 6s, I completely agree with you. Sometimes I felt the 6s's touch ID was "too fast". I even prefer the 1st generation.
    To me, the SE cut out the excess such as brazen fast touch ID and 3D touch etc, keeping where it counts. Very functional device.
    Lefty724 and got556 like this.
    03-28-2016 09:40 AM
  11. mbranscum's Avatar
    On the 6S I sometimes touch the button to wake up the phone to see time or notifications. I almost always accidentally unlock the phone which was not my intention. I won't miss that "feature " on the SE.
    03-28-2016 09:57 AM
  12. xanadome's Avatar
    On the 6S I sometimes touch the button to wake up the phone to see time or notifications. I almost always accidentally unlock the phone which was not my intention. I won't miss that "feature " on the SE.
    Exactly! I had the same problem. Touch ID does not have to be that fast.
    got556 likes this.
    03-28-2016 10:16 AM
  13. DisturbedKoala's Avatar
    As a guy that never experienced Touch ID in the first place, I don't mind. At least I still got protection from a friend or girlfriend posting on my Facebook as me. lol Not that this is why I'm getting the phone! I totally want it for Apple Pay! Totally.
    Lefty724 and libra89 like this.
    04-05-2016 02:45 AM
  14. maflynn's Avatar
    Maybe its me, but I've never really ran into major issues with TouchID on my plus or now on my SE. Is it perfect? No, but it works 99% of time, and I'm generally happy with it.
    04-05-2016 06:49 AM
  15. Bob Garon's Avatar
    Having used both 5s and 6s, I completely agree with you. Sometimes I felt the 6s's touch ID was "too fast". I even prefer the 1st generation.
    To me, the SE cut out the excess such as brazen fast touch ID and 3D touch etc, keeping where it counts. Very functional device.
    Yes I couldn't agree with you more! The SE is Bruce Lee... Use that which works and toss away the excess.

    Posted via iPhone SE on T-Mobile
    got556, libra89 and DisturbedKoala like this.
    04-05-2016 08:33 AM
  16. tarastarisme's Avatar
    My boyfriend had the 6s and I felt like the 2nd gen was too fast, like click the button to see the time bam the phone is unlocked .. Whoops -- haha - I had an iPhone 6 and now SE and I'm totally fine with the 1st gen
    DisturbedKoala, got556 and libra89 like this.
    04-05-2016 09:19 AM
  17. got556's Avatar
    As a former 6S Plus and 6S owner....the 2nd gen TouchID is WAY too fast. I don't see how people say the first gen is slow. At least it actually allows you to see your home screen. Maybe for 3rd gen whether thru Jailbreak or Apple, they can give us an option on how fast or slow we want the TouchID to go to the home screen and not the notifications. I'm the type of guy that usually wants everything blazing fast and turns off animations and what not, but the notifications on lock screen for 2nd Gen TouchID devices are darn near useless.


    ETA: I can't stand 3D touch on the phones or my Macbook. I have no problem with long pressing or two finger bringing up a 2nd menu, but 3D touch, at least for me in its current form is hit or miss too often.
    04-05-2016 10:57 AM
  18. Maljunulo's Avatar
    People worry about the damnedest things.
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    04-05-2016 11:01 AM
  19. donawalt's Avatar
    I like the real fast 3D touch but I am fine with 1st gen. I solve the issue of "too fast" this way on my 6s - if I want to check notifications on the lock screen, I use my index finger on the power button. To get into the phone I just tap the 3D button. Perfect!
    04-05-2016 12:01 PM
  20. Guillin's Avatar
    I was actually glad that the SE had the 1st Gen Touch ID. I used to have the 6s and when I would press the home button just to glance at my notifications, it would log me in. Far too fast.
    04-05-2016 04:44 PM
  21. aces99's Avatar
    I think it is because when you go onto Apple's website and do a comparison with the iPhone 6S, it clearly states that the 6S has a "second generation fingerprint sensor built into the home button" whereas the iPhone SE has a "fingerprint sensor built into the home button".

    Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/...ne&cp=iphonese
    There both built in the home button. The difference is the 6S has the 2nd gen sensor and the SE has the 1st gen sensor.
    04-05-2016 05:44 PM
  22. xanadome's Avatar
    I was actually glad that the SE had the 1st Gen Touch ID. I used to have the 6s and when I would press the home button just to glance at my notifications, it would log me in. Far too fast.
    Exactly my opinion.
    I had a 6s and it was too fast to see the lock screen to check the time.
    SE's "1st generation" touch ID is almost like a 2 step exercise. 1st light touch will bring up the lock screen and further touch will unlock it.
    If you do not do this first "brief touch", it instantly unlocks the screen, and it's fast enough.
    I wonder if Apple did this by choice, not meant for cost saving measure etc. :-) I like it this way far better than the 6s's implementation. Since I care less about selfie camera or 3D touch, the SE is really perfect.
    04-09-2016 09:41 PM
  23. dominion1's Avatar
    I was too worried about the scanner being first gen. But I find it very fast still and just right. It reads almost 100% more importantly. Yes the 6s is almost "too fast"
    xanadome likes this.
    04-22-2016 06:35 PM
  24. apple_power_user's Avatar
    I have only used the first generation before, so this one is not a problem at all. The only time I run into problems is when the fingerprint sensor is dirty. With a quick wipe, it works again perfectly.
    04-22-2016 07:21 PM
  25. revolvet's Avatar
    Touch ID speed on SE is about right. 1st gen with A9 processor.
    04-23-2016 06:39 AM
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