Apple wants Face ID to replace Touch ID on all your devices and computers. The user authentication system will therefore reach Macs and also the most basic iPhone and iPad models. And it will do so in the next two years, bringing a new design to devices where it is needed.
Face ID for all devices
The new edition of Mark Gurman’s newsletter offers a quick look at Apple’s plans with Face ID and Touch ID. Apparently, the company aspires to transfer the facial authentication system to all its products, including the Mac and iPhone and iPad entry models. This would mean that devices that currently use Touch ID would have Face ID.
Obviously, the design of several of them should change. Thus, the iPhone SE is the only terminal that is still sold with a Home button and Touch ID. Incorporating Face ID would mean adding an all-screen layout, with its characteristic notch at the top to house the system. There are already rumors that they place a new iPhone SE in 2022, although this would not be the model with Face ID so we would have to wait longer.
As for the iPad, only the normal iPad and the mini have a Home button and Touch ID. A redesign would remove frames And it would resemble that of the iPad Pro, while the iPad Air should also incorporate Face ID. Of course, in this model the change would be less dramatic, since Touch ID is on a side button and it already has reduced frames.
As for the Mac, the new iMac 2021 brought its long-awaited redesign but without Face ID. According to Gurman, his incorporation expected for this model, but in the end it has been delayed to a later one. Portable Macs pose a significant challenge, as their screen thickness is quite thin.
As for the iPhone that already have the system, the journalist hopes that Apple manage to integrate Face ID within the screen. All traces of the notch and it would differ with the entry-level iPhone.
Face ID as a superior system to Touch ID
With the introduction of the iPhone X in 2017, Apple put a new authentication system on the table of the user. As we know, instead of using the fingerprint, it is enough for the user to register a model of his face on the iPhone to be able to unlock it with his face. A more secure, advanced and comfortable system than the previous one.
With the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of face masks, Face ID found your Achilles heel. Apple solved this issue with iOS 14.5, which made it possible to unlock the iPhone with an Apple Watch. This is the reason that a group of users still consider Touch ID as a valid system so many years later.
However, according to Mark Gurman, Apple seems to be clear that Face ID is the system to develop and expand in the future. Despite the fact that many rumors claim that Touch ID would be integrated under the screen, even being deployed with the iPhone 14 in 2022. It seems that right now there are contradictions between the rumors, which will only be solved with time.