Unlock your Mac using your face.
A report by 9to5Mac seemingly confirms that Face ID could be coming to future Macs. The report said that references about a TrueDepth camera were found on the beta release of macOS Big Sur, which can confirm that Apple could be putting facial recognition technology on its line of notebooks.
As 9to5Mac explains, it managed to find codes inside the third beta of macOS Big Sur pointing to something called ‘PearlCamera’. They pointed out that PearlCamera is the codename for the TrueDepth camera, which is a series of cameras and sensors that enable Face ID on supported iPhones and iPads. But it does look like Face ID support is still in the very early stages of testing, suggesting that Face ID won’t be launching this year.
Still, it’s a natural transition for the Mac to include Face ID after making its debut on the iPhone X and then introducing it on the iPad Pros. Considering that Face ID is being put on more high-end devices, it is likely that Apple could introduce Face ID first on MacBook Pros.
But since Face ID utilizes Apple’s own SoC, it could also debut with Apple’s first line of MacBooks running on their own silicon – but as mentioned, that is still too early to tell.
While Face ID was praised for its heightened security features, many still preferred using Touch ID especially now when face masks are a common accessory.
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