Before talking about Face ID on Mac, I must say that, with the change from Touch ID to Face ID on iOS, and despite the initial reservations shown by many users, Apple took a very significant step in terms of comfort in the use of its devices mobiles. I was one of those people used to unlocking the phone with a fingerprint and, honestly, the first times I heard and saw about Face ID, I thought it was one more reason (added to keeping my beloved and longed-for minijack) to lengthen the maximum life of my iPhone 6S Plus.
But of course, time was passing and in a moment, at the beginning of this 2020, the moment of change came, and hand in hand with my iPhone 11, I tried Face ID for the first time. And I must admit that I ate my words with potatoes, since I got used to it immediately and now I like it much more than Touch ID. So much so that sometimes and as a result of my natural confusion, on occasion I have been caught trying to unlock my Macbook looking at the camera. As if Face ID already exists on Mac.
Until now, to be honest, I was stupid, but I think now I can already think that I am actually a visionary, since according to publish 9to5Mac, Apple could be working to make Fade ID on Mac a reality Coming soon, specifically at some point in the life of MacOS X Big Sur, the latest version of the Apple computer operating system, presented at WWDC 2020 and which will reach the general public in the fall of this year.
This investigation has its origin in the Big Sur Developer Version Analysis, some tests in which some elements of the visual identification system have been found and that make us think that Face ID on Mac can be a very close reality. Specifically, these are references to PearlCamera, which is the code name used by those of Cupertino to talk about TrueDepht, the camera used on iPhone and of which we had news, for the first time, with the leaks of the iPhone X.
Recall that, currently, Apple computers that integrate a camera have an iSight, so there would be no point in providing MacOS X with support for TrueDepht, since no team currently has it. And yes, in case you’re wondering, that means that current Macbooks and iMac are not supportedThat is, Face ID on Mac is not feasible with existing hardware today.
So, everything points to that, most likely, Face ID on Mac is one of the novelties that will arrive with the first Mac with Apple Silicon. And it makes a lot of sense, if we see it as part of Cupertino’s global plan to homogenize MacOS X and iOS, and that the Apple ecosystem is made up of less and less diverse elements. Something that, of course, can be interpreted in a positive or negative key. Do you think it is a success or a mistake? And do you think Face ID on Mac will come to any system with Intel?