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Face ID rumoured to be coming to all Apple devices in the next few years

By Kenny Yeo - on 26 Jul 2021, 9:47am

Face ID rumoured to be coming to all Apple devices in the next few years

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Mark Gurman, who covers Apple for Bloomberg, wrote recently in his newsletter that he believes Apple will implement Face ID on almost all Apple devices in the near future.

The only reason why some Apple devices, such as the iPhone SE and regular iPad, continue to rely on Touch ID is simply because it's the more cost-effective option. 

Gurman said:

I think implementing Face ID in all of its major devices is the company’s ultimate goal. If it were possible, Apple would have already nixed Touch ID. But it has had to stick around for a couple of reasons. On the iPhone SE and non-Pro iPads, it’s a cheaper alternative that lets Apple cut costs while still offering security. On Mac laptops, the screens are too thin to implement the necessary depth sensor.

This makes sense because Face ID is hands-down the superior technology. It's faster, just as secure if not more, and much more convenient than Touch ID – at least during pre-Covid times.

And once all iPhones start using Face ID, Gurman believes that a punch-hole design would help differentiate Apple's pricier phones. Meaning we could see punch-hole displays on the Pro iPhones while the standard iPhones will continue to feature a notch at the top of the display.

But before you get too excited, both Gurman and Kuo – another renowned Apple analyst – think that these features will only be coming in 2022 at the earliest.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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