Apple introduced its Face ID dubbed facial recognition tech with the iPhone X, which is followed by all the latest iPhones, including the iPads. The Cupertino tech major could soon add to Macbooks the Face ID function in addition to its reach.
According to a recent patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Face ID of Apple will soon reach Macs and this Face ID will come with additional characteristics to make it even more convenient to use.
Besides unlocking the device, two additional functions are expected to be performed by the new Face ID technology.
Face ID on Macs will ensure that when a individual is sitting right in front of him, the laptop will not go to sleep. The fresh function will detect and remain awake the individual sitting in front of the machine. So, once the device enters sleep mode, users won’t have to go through the hassle of logging in again— just confronting it would be enough.
Another function allows customers to readily log into the laptop when the Mac lid is raised or when the unit is already unlocked when a user is in front of the machine. In addition, even if the Mac is in sleep mode, this feature will operate.
Since the above features are part of a patent (applied back in 2017), we don’t understand if it’s seeing the daylight. However, the idea of Macs getting the same is not a distant dream, as most of its devices have the Face ID function.