Now that both iPhone and iPad Pro support Face ID facial recognition, it’s no wonder that we could soon see this type of authentication on Mac computers.
Apple currently integrates Touch ID into its MacBook notebooks but there is no doubt that facial recognition is even more convenient since it does not require placing your finger on the reader.
The good news is that it looks like Apple may be thinking of adding Face ID to their Mac computers soon as the code for the macOS Big Sur beta reveals.
The guys at 9to5mac indicate that Apple could incorporate their TrueDepth camera system into Mac computers. Although the code does not explicitly mention TrueDepth or Face ID, it does mention “PearlCamera,” which is the same internal code that Apple uses for its TrueDepth cameras when it was first revealed in 2017.
There are also additional text strings like “FaceDetect” and “BioCapture” that sound like Face ID could reach Mac computers.
Apple will launch new Mac computers before the end of the year, some of which will have new chips from Apple instead of Intel. We are not sure if Face ID will be exclusive to these computers or if it will also be available on computers with an Intel processor.