Gurman: Face ID on Mac will be available in a ‘couple of years’

Apple plans to bring Face ID to Mac in the following “two years,” respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today in the latest edition of its Power On newsletter.

In the newsletter, Gurman says he thinks Apple’s ultimate goal is to switch all of its products to Face ID, including low-end iPhones like the iPhone SE and iPad Air, which feature Touch ID. Gurman says that ‌Touch ID‌ remains an integral part of Apple’s product line, especially for lower-end models, thanks to it being a “cheaper alternative” to Face ID while continuing to provide security for users.

But I hope that will eventually change. It won’t happen this year, but I bet Face ID on Mac will arrive in a couple of years. I hope all iPhones and iPads go to Face ID within that time frame as well. Eventually, a camera built into the display would help differentiate Apple’s more expensive devices by removing the notch at the top. The facial recognition sensor gives Apple two core features: security and augmented reality. Touch ID, more convenient or not, only provides the former.

Gurman had previously reported that while Apple was planning its recently released redesigned 24-inch iMac, it had initially planned to include Face ID. Still, that Face ID implementation has been delayed until an upcoming ‌iMac‌ redesign. Unlike iPhones and iPads, Mac laptop screens are significantly thinner, making it challenging to install the depth sensors needed for Face ID, Gurman notes.
Later, Gurman says that Apple will eventually incorporate Face ID into displays, ditching the need for a notch on the iPhone. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes such an iPhone could debut in 2023. As for the Mac desktop, Apple continues to develop a replacement for the 27-inch iMac that may feature a larger screen and a chip. M2X »more powerful. . Earlier this year, Apple halted work on the more considerable ‌iMac para to focus on the 24-inch ‌iMac‌, which was released last April.