When Apple officially announced their brand new MacBook Pros, it came with a notch design similar to that of the iPhone and iPad Pro. It also featured an upgraded webcam, all of which seemed to suggest that the laptop was primed for security features such as Face ID, but that obviously wasn’t the case.
So what’s the deal? Why doesn’t the new MacBook Pros come with Face ID when it feels like it would be such an obvious inclusion? In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern, Apple’s vice president of iPad and Mac product marketing, Tom Boger, revealed the reason why.
According to Boger, he claims that users already have their hands on the keyboard, which is why they went with Touch ID. We suppose there is some logic to that, but at the same time, this doesn’t mean that Face ID can’t be used either since the laptop would already be open and the webcam already pointing at the user’s face.
It is possible that maybe adding Face ID to the Mac would have been too complex and unnecessarily expensive compared to Touch ID. Maybe we’ll see Face ID in future Mac computers, but for now, Apple’s official explanation will have to suffice.