Although the Face ID feature has been used for the first time by Apple since 2017, even on the new 2018 iPad Pro, for Mac devices, Apple is still loyal to its use. Touch ID fingerprint sensor for security authentication methods. However, based on the latest version of macOS Big Sur, it seems that Apple is looking to bring Face ID to future Macs to improve security.
According to 9to5mac, they found an extension on beta 3 of macOS Big Sur showing the ability to support something called “PearlCamera”. If you remember, this is the code name that Apple gave to the TrueDepth camera and Face ID camera that Apple first used on the iPhone X in 2017.
Some other codenames like “FaceDetect” (face detection) or “BioCapture” (biometric identification) found on macOS Big Sure are identical to the code names used on iOS, indirectly confirming Apple is planning to integrate Face ID on upcoming Macs.
Of course, if this information is true, then Apple is only in the testing phase of integrating Face ID on a Mac. It is likely that later this year, the Apple-released Mac ARM will be the first Mac equipped with new Face ID technology with the same TrueDepth camera cluster similar to the iPhone.
Currently, only MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models are equipped with Touch ID security technology built into the keyboard of the machine. The addition of Face ID technology will make it easier for users to use the computer such as unlocking the screen or authenticating payment.
Face ID is also very suitable for iMac devices because the iMac does not have a keyboard but only a screen, and Touch ID depends on the T2 security chip, so Apple can not equip it on the Magic keyboard. Wireless keyboard. So Face ID would be a great solution in terms of security on iMac devices.
Another reason why future Macs will come with Face ID is Neural Engine, which is an integral part of current Apple A chips. This technology is the foundation for Face ID to work, because it is capable of analyzing the details of a user’s face using machine learning methods in a very small fraction of a second. So far, no current Mac device has integrated this technology. Once Apple equips the homegrown chips on a Mac, the Neural Engine solution will be completed.
This will be part of the transition from Intel’s chip system to Apple’s ARM chip. Apple says this process will take at least two years, and until then, a homogeneous ecosystem between Apple devices will officially be fully born.