Apple’s explanation for the lack of a Face ID on the MacBook Pro is absurd – .

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Apple’s explanation for the lack of a Face ID on the MacBook Pro is absurd – .


I figured I wouldn’t write anything else on the notch of the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it would help if Apple didn’t keep giving me reasons. Okay, this is the last time, for real.
When I first saw the notch, like many, I assumed it would have Face ID. The answer turned out to be ‘no’ – the laptop uses a boring old touch ID instead. The unnecessarily large cutout is arguably at least in part a branding decision, especially with rumors circulating that the upcoming MacBook Air will also have a notch.

Still, I had assumed that an implementation of Face ID was only a matter of time, given the size of the notch and the fact that Face ID is simply the most convenient technology. But if you ask Apple, at least the reason they switched to Touch ID was quite different.

Joanna Stern interviewed a few Apple executives for her review of the MacBook Pro and was basically told that Touch ID is more convenient on a laptop because… your hands are already on the keyboard.

Lol what? (Apple also suggested there was no reason for a touchscreen MacBook, which is just as silly).

As almost anyone who has used facial recognition on Windows – available on a myriad of devices equipped with Windows Hello – will tell you, facial recognition comes in handy on a laptop. Heck, I would say it’s more useful on a laptop than a phone.