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Markus Gurman: Face ID Coming to the Mac, All iPhones and iPads Within ‘Couple of Years’

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In his latest edition of “Power On,” Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple plans to bring Face ID to the Mac in another super vague, strange timeframe. Okay, in all seriousness, he says the next ‘couple of years.’ Let’s just be happy that’s not the ‘next few decades.’

According to Gurmmy, he believes that Apple’s biggest goal is to bring Face ID to all of its products including lower-end iPhones like the iPhone SE and the iPad Air, which currently features Touch ID.

So why isn’t Apple jumping all over Face ID everything right now? Patience, baby. It’s actually so they can keep cost low, while still offering the security that only Apple knows how to offer.

But I expect that to eventually change. It won’t happen this year, but I’d bet Face ID on the Mac is coming within a couple of years. I expect all iPhones and iPads to transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too. Eventually, a camera embedded in the screen would help differentiate Apple’s pricier devices by eliminating the notch at the top. The facial recognition sensor gives Apple two central features: security and augmented reality. Touch ID, more convenient or not, only provides the former.

– Gurmmy

Gurmmy believes a “camera embedded in the screen would help differentiate Apple’s pricier devices by eliminating the notch at the top.” According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 2022 iPhone is expected to have a redesign, ditching the notch for a punch-hole display design.

What both Kuo and Gurmmy agree on is that none of these things are coming in 2021, only as soon as 2022. In his Sunday edition newsletter, Gurman went on to say:

But I expect that to eventually change. It won’t happen this year, but I’d bet Face ID on the Mac is coming within a couple of years. I expect all iPhones and iPads to transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too. Eventually, a camera embedded in the screen would help differentiate Apple’s pricier devices by eliminating the notch at the top. The facial recognition sensor gives Apple two central features: security and augmented reality. Touch ID, more convenient or not, only provides the former.

– Gurmmy

In earlier reports, Gurmmy also mentioned what we can expect to see in the larger Apple silicon-powered iMac that is to replace the current 27-inch Intel model. He expects slimmed-down bezels around the display with the metal chin entirely removed. It is expected to look similar to the Pro Display XDR monitor that Apple released in 2019.

Although he mentioned the possibility of an equivalent size increase as what we saw with the smaller model that went from 21.5-inches to 24-inches, he did not report anything about when we could expect that bigger and higher-end model to drop.

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