Tasks: Face ID for Mac may take a while longer

Updated (2021-01-22):

According to a new report from Bloomberg Apple has plans to add support for Face ID in the Imac, but that is not likely to be the case in this year’s models.

The focus in the new models of Imac is said to be on a new design with a flat back and support for Apple’s M-chip. In addition, the screen size of the smallest model may be increased from 21.5 to 23 or 24 inches.

In other words, support for Face ID will only come in next year’s models and then it may also be relevant with a built-in 5g connection.

Of course, there may be talk of support for Face ID in other Macs already this year, but that is far from certain.

Previously (2020-07-25):

Apple’s face recognition technology Face ID may be on its way to Macs. This is based on code references to the True Depyh camera system as 9to5Mac detected in Mac OS Big Sur.

Face ID is currently available in some models of Iphone and Ipad and allows the user to unlock the device through face recognition.

In the code, 9to5Mac must have found references to “FaceDetect” and “BioCapture”, which indicates that Apple is preparing Mac OS to start using Face ID.

However, the development seems to be at an early stage so it may still be some time before Apple presents a new Mac model with a TrueDepth camera system that can be used for Face ID.

Today, later models of Macbook Air and Macbook Pro use biometric authentication through Touch ID.

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