Having a stroke immortalized in an animoji..
Nabbed from MKBHD’s iPhone X impressions video.
It's almost crazy how much I hate every single marquee feature of the new Apple phone.
* FaceID: Now anyone with access to your face can unlock your phone. This is neither convenient nor good security design. I bet this started as, "Hey, we can put a cool 3d sensor on our phone to allow users to capture 3d-models of objects in the world and easily digitize everything and anything!" and then got filtered through marketing and user research hell until it became "DURRR ME FACE UNLOCK PHONE HURRRR". It's a fucking garbage feature for toilet people and I hope everyone who uses it has their phone catch on fire.
* Dual Camera: Oh cool, a stereoscopic camera on a phone! This could have amazing implications for augmented reality applications, using stereoscopic images captured from the cameras and real-time rendered graphics from the powerful new hardware to draw... wait, why are the two cameras so close to each other? You can't achieve a good stereoscopic effect with that. Oh, this isn't for AR, it's just to make your shitty Instagram pics marginally less shitty? Well fuck me.
* Animojis: This might secretly be genius, because the people who use this feature are probably the same backbirths that went to see the emoji movie, so maybe this'll make it easier for me to cull the trash from my life.
I especially love how they talk about AR on the official ~~Pixel~~ Apple X page like they give a fuck, but then end up saying really nothing.
And yet, this thing will be a sales hit. I don't even know anymore.
there are people and there a 'special' people. wasting a day vacation and some hundred bucks for this is a strong indication for 'special'
Tbh I think its a funny idea/feature... sad that it will be likely imessage exclusive which no one is using here in germany
I look forward to Apple having a facial recognition database to go along with their thumbprint database. Iphone 11 will have DNA recognition to complete the 'Big Brother' trifecta.