Out of curiosity... would Apple implement facial ID or some sort of biometric for real nMP?

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  1. pat500000 Suspended

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    Ever since Craig talked 3d face ID, would something like that be implemented, for example, logging in or purchasing something from nMP? Or maybe apps?
     
  2. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    If anything, it would go into monitors. So I can see it on iMacs, Macbooks and external displays.
     
  3. pat500000 thread starter Suspended

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    I can see those happening. It's gotta be camera thing...
     
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    Ask craig that question.....
     
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan, Sep 17, 2017
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    Accompanied voice recognition payments would make it better.
     
  7. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I can understand it on a phone but not on a computer. maybe a laptop.
     
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    External display? But then I'm also talking about biometric.
     
  9. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine that would require an apple specific display.
     
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    Mac Pro towers live underneath the desk so they will go with FootID.
     
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    I would like fart ID, I think mine are unique enough.
     
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    Use Face ID on MacBook actually make more sense than Touch ID.

    Unlike Phone, we won't usually hold the computer, but we almost always sit in front of the computer. It's much easier to unlock the computer by Face ID than Touch ID.

    For Touch ID, you must place you hand at the correct place (which we usually won't do on a computer). But for Face ID, you can do anything to wake up the screen, then practically zero user input require. Face ID can unlock the computer for you.

    I think this actually improve user experience. On the other hand, I believe Touch ID is a better choice on mobile phone, we almost always hold the phone, but not necessary at the right position for the camera to scan. Just think about if you want to run and unlock at the same time, Touch ID is so much easier than anything else.
     
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    On a laptop I can see the use, not so much a desktop.
     
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    Definitely. For iMac may still has a reason, but really can't see why Apple should put this on a Mac Pro.
     
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    I must admit I don't really make use of a lot of the technology offered to me via manufacturers. I have never password locked my phone and also never ever turned siri on on any apple device.
     
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    FaceID make more sense on a computer than a phone.
     
  17. pat500000 thread starter Suspended

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    Remember studio computer from Microsoft?
     
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    I'm not sold on the fascial recognition yet... seems too easy to inadvertently unlock device when you don't want to or vice versa.

    I love touchID and would like to see it implemented on Apple's external keyboards, mice/trackpad. And even as just a separate little wireless device that you could stick anywhere on your desk (on that note, it would be cool if I could somehow use my iPhone/iPad to unlock my computer).
     
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    Not sure why you feel there's a difference between the two.

    Although typing a login password isn't exactly a major burden, I've been using Unlock with Apple Watch for quite a while now, and it is a very nice thing - just eliminates a bit of "friction" when I sit down at my desk. (If I counted the seconds saved, not sure it would add up to more than ten minutes saved in a year - it's really about ease of use.)

    However, to me, Face ID is as much about that 3D sensor array as it is about ease-of-entry to your computer - it opens the door to AR on Mac; hand gestures or even face or eye movements that replace or supplement mouse/trackpad, in particular. There are people with disabilities who would love an off-the-shelf computer that could be controlled that way. Though I don't play games much, I bet my Blackjack-playing father would love to use the same hand gestures seated at his Mac as he uses in the casino. I love the potential of these sensors.

    Security sensors (whether Touch ID or Face ID) are most secure when they're part of the primary hardware. So, Touch ID is fine on a laptop keyboard, but not on an external keyboard, trackpad, or mouse. Reaching out to contact a Touch ID sensor located on the case of an iMac, Mini, or Pro would be more awkward to use than Face ID, which simply needs a glance.
     
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    The thing is, it would be nice if mMP would implement more useful features like that surface studio...facial recognition or something to help increase productivity.
     
  21. flat five, Sep 17, 2017
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    never enter a password again.. never 'log in' to a site again.. purchase something without going through the hoops.. sit down at the desk and it checks if it's you-- if so, opens.. or opens to another user acct if that user is registered with the computer... etc.
    it knows who you are.. you don't have to continually explain who you are via a keyboard.


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    maybe a bit of hyperbole with the 'nevers' up there.. but whatever ; )

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    heh.. also..
    animators especially might make great use of it right off the bat.. it can read facial expressions.

    a studio reader simply reads the script and the character moves it's mouth completely synced/realistic.. this implementation could happen almost immediately as Apple themselves have already integrated much of what it'd take in the software / hardware.

    once the technology advances further, (range/precision/etc) vast improvements across many different pro use cases could potentially open up.

    it's a 3D scanner after all


    up till now, it's been done something like so:

    avatar_sagar.jpg

    ;)
     
  22. irked macrumors member

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    That would be utterly useless for me - i rarely see my mac pros in person, only over a network.
     
  23. flat five macrumors 603

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    the sensors would be on the display.. not on the computer
     
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    Someone who does 3d might take advantage of this especially animation people.
     
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    I wear an Apple Watch, so I usually don't have to type in a (long, complex) login password. But it would be nice if my MacBook Pro recognized me so that I wouldn't have to type in the (long, complex) password for 1Password just to access (long, complex) passwords for various secure websites.
     

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