Face ID is likely coming to the Mac

The news: Beginning on the iPhone, Apple is looking to expand Face ID to Macs in the future, according to an exclusive report from 9to5Mac (75.1% accurate).

  • macOS Big Sur beta 3 suggests that Face ID will be present on some future Macs
  • ‘Codes such as “FaceDetect” and “BioCapture” found within this extension confirms that Apple is preparing macOS to operate with Face ID’

Our take: Face ID, to me, has always made more sense on the Mac than the iPhone. You generally sit further away from a Mac at any given moment than your iPhone, so why would moving closer to press a Touch ID sensor make sense? This is the perfect use casenario.