Face ID on Macs has been in demand lately. It was part of the iPhone’s design upgrade, and it is there on the iPad, too. We expect the 14 and 16-inch MacBooks to come with Face ID, but tech hasn’t advanced enough to fit the required sensors in the MacBook’s notch.
While the big Mac’s notch was more of a cosmetic job, Apple considered putting Face ID on Macs. There’s now a possibility that the upcoming iMac will get Face ID.
Face ID on iMac
Apple’s Face ID icon is inspired by the Happy Mac logo and the boot screen on older Macs. The iMac is Apple’s most popular desktop proposition and makes it one of the most value-for-money Macs you can get.
In his newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman mentioned that “Face ID was in the cards for the original M1 iMac.” The iMac could’ve supported the system because of its thickness.
However, Face ID didn’t make it to the Mac with the M1 iMac refresh for some reason. But we know Apple is working on it, and we’re likely to see Face ID on iMac this year.
Don’t forget that the 27-inch iMac is also due for a refresh. So if the 24-inch model misses out on Face ID, it could most likely make its way to the flagship 27-inch iMac.
Lastly, Gurman’s predictions also say that “If Face ID comes to the Mac, I think it will be on an iMac or external monitor first.” Come to think of it, Apple’s Pro Display XDR comes to mind. The nearly $5,000 monitor is also due for a refresh and could come with Face ID support.
Rest assured, Apple is streamlining all its products, and the cycle is about to be completed this year. With the new design, technology like Face ID on Mac could soon be a reality.