Face ID for Macs might be coming soon

Currently, the only biometric authentication on an Apple computer is Touch ID on MacBooks.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, the macOS Big Sur update might bring Face ID for Macs soon.

The news site says they found a new extension in beta 3 of the OS with codes intended to support “PearlCamera.” Previously, Apple has used this internal codename for the TrueDepth camera and Face ID when it was first revealed in 2017.

Other codes like “FaceDetect” and “BioCapture” found within the extension confirms the upcoming feature on macOS.

Still, the function is in its early stages, so it might be a while before Apple announces a new Mac model with a TrueDepth camera.

Currently, only the MacBook Air and Pro have biometric authentication through the Touch ID found in the keyboard. Having a facial unlock feature on the Mac will offer a new level of security for the computer, adding to the password you have to type in to log in.

Apple’s first in-house chip-based Macs are coming later in the year so we’ll have to wait if we’ll be seeing the tech soon.

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