Until recently there would have been no question that Face ID would have been our preferred way of getting access to the screen and making swift payments via Apple Pay.
However, the recent public health crisis has triggered governments around the globe to mandate mask-wearing indoors and outdoors. And unfortunately for Apple, it makes facial recognition much less appealing as it doesn’t work once you pop a covering over your nose and mouth. Of course, it’s not Apple’s fault but if you own an iPad with Face ID and have tried to use it while travelling on the train you might have noticed this frustration.
With the iPad Air getting Magic Keyboard support this is an ideal device for working on the move and the Touch ID scanner should make it far easier to access the device without needing to constantly remove your mask.