Report: Face ID Is Coming To The iMac, But Likely Not Just Yet
A new Bloomberg report claims that while the arrival of Face ID to the iMac is possible, it likely won’t be happening just yet.
With a newly redesigned iMac set to arrive this year, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that we might have to wait until the next version to see Face ID make an appearance on the Mac.
Alongside Face ID, Apple is also said to be adding support for cellular connectivity to some Macs – but again, Gurman says that isn’t likely to happen any time soon.
Apple has also developed underlying Mac support for both cellular connectivity — the ability for Macs to connect to the internet via smartphone networks — and Face ID, the company’s facial recognition system. But neither feature appears to be coming soon. To that end, Face ID had originally been planned to arrive in this year’s iMac redesign, but it’s now unlikely to be included in the first iteration of the new design.
Face ID first arrived with the iPhone X in 2017 and has since made an appearance in the iPad Pro lineup. Bringing it to the iMac and Apple portables is the next logical step, but so far it hasn’t happened.
Apple has instead added Touch ID to the MacBook lineup, although it hasn’t reached the desktop Macs, likely due to the wireless nature of keyboards.