Since it was announced that Apple will be transitioning to Apple silicon processors, we’ve been waiting for new Macs to come in. 2020 has passed and we’ve seen the launch of the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook. Pro 13 inches, so the new iMac as well as The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros are expected to arrive this same 2021. New design and new features including inclusion of Face ID, Mark Gurman brings us more news on this.
Face ID yes, but in a moment
Face ID is a wonderful system that we can identify with on our iPhone or iPad. A system that makes perfect sense on a MacBook and even more so on an iMac, especially when you consider the difficulty transmitting secure authentication data via Bluetooth
Therefore, many of us are hopeful that Face ID will reach the Mac. Apple is already working on this feature, but it wouldn’t be coming to the iMac this year, but in a later refurbishment.
Apple also developed the Mac’s underlying compatibility with cellular connectivity – the ability for Macs to connect to the Internet through smartphone networks – and Face ID, the company’s facial recognition system. But none of these features appear to be available anytime soon. In this regard, Face ID was originally expected to arrive in this year’s iMac redesign, but it’s now unlikely to be included in the first iteration of the new design.
The good news is the “confirmation” that Apple is developing this possibility; the least, however, is that its arrival would be for a second iteration of the iMac which, at the earliest, would arrive in the first half of 2022, that is to say within a year and a half.
As for the MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Air, which is also expected to be renewed, Gurman assures us that Apple is working on both the arrival of Face ID and on the cellular connectivity of these computers
From the information we currently have, everything seems to indicate that Apple is focusing for now on transitioning to Apple silicon without embarking on too many redesigns. Despite everything, we are waiting for the renewal of the iMac, as well as the presentation of a half-size Mac Pro, so it is certain that in the Cupertino laboratories they are working against the clock. For official information we will have to wait for a possible event in March, but what is clear is that the revolution that Apple has started with the M1 is only just beginning, without a doubt, big changes await us in the Mac ecosystem.