Did you check why it failed, @BrendanMays? The reason was a time-out - not a security problem, but a security feature that meant if you went a serious length of time without facing your phone you would need to use the PIN to log in.
I suspect I may be swimming against the tide on this one, but I am seriously considering making my next phone an iPhone.
Surely you mean a Newton - or have they been totally forgotten?!
As a tech-nerd wannabe, I have tended to want the latest/greatest in phone technology - but this is not why I am considering Apple.
My mobile phone history has included (these may not be in precise order - or complete) an iPhone 3GS, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note II, LG G3, Nexus 5, Asus Zenfone 2, uMi Super (not many here will have heard of it, but for the money it was pretty darn fine...), and currently I am using a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I also have a Microsoft Lumia 640 XL that I have never got around to making my primary phone - and a few tablets.
In other words, I started with Apple but moved away. I like the flexibility of Android; the wider range of choices; the cheaper prices and lower mark-ups (Apple's mark-up is typically 30%+). I like the ability to use an SD card to expand the storage, and the ability to put widgets on my home screen. I like fiddling.
So why would I move back to Apple?
As an example, there was a recent problem discovered in Bluetooth - the ability to hack a phone via the Bluetooth protocol. It was discovered by white hat researchers, who quietly notified the major tech companies and waited the standard 90 days before public disclosure. By the time the researchers announced what they decided to term the 'Blueborne' vulnerability to the world, Microsoft had patched it. Apple had patched it. Google had patched it on their own devices. Samsung - and many others - had not patched the vulnerability and Samsung could not say when it would! They are the largest vendor of Android phones, and they had not fixed this major problem!!!
In fact, this Fortune article shows that the problem is even worse. It contains the following quote from the people who discovered the bug, regarding Samsung:
Contact on three separate occasions in April, May, and June. No response was received back from any outreach.
That is irresponsible! It should be criminal, and places the company's customers in harm's way for no good reason.
In addition to a lack of 'care factor', phone insecurity is exacerbated by the fact that most phone manufacturers do not have control over their phones - the carriers do. So every time Samsung releases a new security patch, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and thousands of other phone companies worldwide review that patch to make sure it works with whatever they have done to the phones and on their network. It can and does take months for basic patches to be released! During those months, phone users are vulnerable. (Note: this is not the case if you bought your phone outright.)
This is just one example of hundreds.
I know Microsoft patches most things reasonably fast. I also know that Apple and Google have retained control over their own patches - the phone carriers have to accept them no matter what. And so I can get security from either one of these companies.
In short, the only two companies I can trust with my mobile data are Apple, Google and Microsoft. The only three companies I can... you get the message.
So Apple's phones are now very much on my shortlist. Microsoft has not yet decided that phones are important to the company, so they are off the shortlist. Google is the other option, with the Pixel.
No other Android company is yet able to guarantee my phone's security - unless I wipe the phone's shipped OS and go with something like Lineage OS - and while I am somewhat nerdy that starts getting too deep for me to go with.
Finally, I like big screens and I cannot lie. I am fairly large in body and hand, and so find even the 5.5" SGS7 Edge to be... limiting. I am tempted by the Samsung Note 8, but SECURITY! So, I will see what options are left to me - and the Apple 10 is one of them, with its big screen.
P.S. Many people will say that I and others should simply turn off Bluetooth - but for me this is not an option. I adopted Bluetooth headphones before the rest of the world, and track my dogs with Bluetooth tracking labels.