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Coronavirus mask-up unmasks weaknesses of Apple's Face ID

With masked iPhone users struggling to unlock devices using face recognition, Apple should look into on-display fingerprint sensors

I like Apple's Face ID, but have been hoping for the fingerprint sensor to make a comeback on the iPhone.

The reason is convenience - and it has been ringing especially true in the past two weeks, with the coronavirus outbreak escalating.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2020, with the headline 'Coronavirus mask-up unmasks weaknesses of Apple's Face ID'. Subscribe