New Apple devices, such as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, are all designed to work as a single unit and that means the company’s Face ID feature is not limited to only the iPhone 5s and 5c.
That means you can still get the same cool features from all the new iPhones, including Face ID, but with some additional work.
We’ve been following the evolution of Face ID on the iPhone over the last year.
But as we noted back in January, Apple is only releasing a handful of phones with Face ID in the US, and a lot of those phones don’t support the feature.
For example, the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7s Plus are all powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X all run on the Exynos 8890 SoC.
Apple has also been slow to update its iOS and tvOS apps to support Face ID.
And in addition to that, the new Face ID features have been limited to just one Apple-specific application.
The iPhone X, for example, doesn’t support Face Recognition on its home screen.
While that’s something you might want to consider for a smaller device, the limited Face ID support means that you can’t access Face ID to unlock the iPhone without having the app installed on your device.
That also means that Face ID isn’t available on the iPad Pro, which is an interesting omission.