Here’s Why MacBook Pros Don’t Have a Face ID (Despite the Notch)

The two Apple vice presidents told the Wall Street Journal their thoughts on the future of the MacBook Pro. The result: Touch ID is more than enough and touch screens are reserved for iPads.

MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inch

14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro // Source: Engadget

since the announcement MacBook Pro 14 inch And 16 inchesA lot of people are wondering Why did you add a score ? Especially since it does not even bring Face ID, the facial recognition technology ofIphone with her.

Apple finally provides an element of response on this point, during a series of interviews with The Wall Street Journal (via 9to5Mac). According to Tom Boger, Apple’s vice president of marketing for Mac and iPad, the company won’t necessarily intend to add Face ID in future versions of the MacBook Pro, contrary to what might suggest the arrival of the notch.

Touch ID is enough

The Vice President considers Touch ID to be more than enough. According to him:

Touch ID is more convenient on a laptop because your hands are already attached to the keyboard.

Another question that sometimes appears about MacBook Pros: Why didn’t you add a touch screen? With that said, it’s John Ternus, senior vice president of hardware engineering for the brand, who avoids the question:

We’re making the world’s best touchscreen computer on the iPad. It is completely optimized for this purpose. And Mac is fully optimized for indirect input. We didn’t really see a reason to change that.

By indirect input, the engineer simply means the keyboard and mouse, which are seen as more of an indirect way of interacting with the computer than tactile use.

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A ray of hope for external repairers

With a rant, Tom Boger also responded to The Wall Street Journal About Independent Reformers. MacBooks and Apple devices that aren’t covered often support AppleCare, but their functionality is often complicated by “official” parts purchase concerns and a lack of information sharing on Apple’s part. The CEO confirmed that Apple working in this field Without going into more detail.

It is not known, for example, whether the company intends to expand its network of authorized repairers, or whether or not it plans to facilitate the task of third-party repairers by providing them with spare parts or training.

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