Face unlock 2018 MacBook Pro?

weezerr

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How likely do we think it is that Apple will add this feature to the MacBook Pro?
 

New_Mac_Smell

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Unlikely till the next generation. You'd need a higher resolution camera, which wouldn't fit with the current thickness. And they won't change the physical shell until next generation. So 1/10 likely.
 
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jerryk

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Hopefully soon, but it may need new hardware such a webcams that support near-IR . When done property, facial recognition allows for considerably better security than fingerprints. Microsoft Hello is wrong less than 1 in 1,000 times with identical twins.
 

weezerr

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Hopefully soon, but it may need new hardware such a webcams that support near-IR . When done property, facial recognition allows for considerably better security than fingerprints. Microsoft Hello is wrong less than 1 in 1,000 times with identical twins.
It definitely will need new hardware, I just wonder if they can squeeze it into the current case design for a mid-cycle refresh. Otherwise we are looking at 2020+ I think.
 

DHagan4755

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Apple's probably been working on the facial recognition for quite some time (like years). It wasn't something that happened over the last few months that we've been reading about with the leaks of the new iPhone. They've also probably been working on incorporating it into other products, like the MacBook & MacBook Pro? We already know that the forthcoming iMac Pro will have a 1080p webcam. Since no one was able to touch the demo model at WWDC for a more close-up examination, who's to say that it isn't already in the works in other product lines?
 

maerz001

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Having Touch ID for less than a year now IMHO it's very unlikely.

They want to milk us first
 

weezerr

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Apple's probably been working on the facial recognition for quite some time (like years). It wasn't something that happened over the last few months that we've been reading about with the leaks of the new iPhone. They've also probably been working on incorporating it into other products, like the MacBook & MacBook Pro? We already know that the forthcoming iMac Pro will have a 1080p webcam. Since no one was able to touch the demo model at WWDC for a more close-up examination, who's to say that it isn't already in the works in other product lines?
And yet the rumors up until a few months ago was that Apple was still trying to get touchID to work in the iPhone 8 glass. Maybe they just had to accelerate the timeline of launching facial recognition.

While Im still skeptical on the phone, I think facial recognition makes a lot of sense on a laptop.
 

blahbrah

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I mean it took 3 years for one line of Macs to get TouchID and I don't think we're gonna get Hey Siri anytime soon. I'd bank on face unlock coming in the next major refresh even though it does make more sense on a laptop than a phone.
 

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