Mark Gurman reveals initial plans for the Cupertino company’s M1 iMacs.

There is another feature the iMac M1 could have had: Face ID . According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , Apple considered adding Face ID to the new iMac last year

This information is not entirely new, as in 2020 9to5Mac’s Filipe Espósito reported that macOS Big Sur beta suggested that Apple intended to support the facial recognition feature on the Mac.

In the macOS Big Sur beta 3 code , the site found an extension with codes ” FaceDetect ” and ” BioCapture “, intended to support “PearlCamera “. The latter is the internal code name used by Apple to identify the camera. TrueDepth.

According to Gurman, therefore, the Face ID was in the initial design of the iMac M1. It’s unclear what stopped Apple from not including this feature on the new machines, but the reporter says the feature won’t be coming anytime soon.

“At this point, the technology to embed Face ID into thin MacBook displays doesn’t exist. So if Face ID arrives on the Mac, I think it will be on an iMac or external monitor first. “

Would you have liked an iMac with Face ID or would you prefer the Touch ID built into the Magic Keyboard?

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