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Apple Macs set to get Face ID this year?

Apple's Mac laptops will reportedly get Face ID before the end of the year.

That's according to 9to6 Mac, who discovered a new operating system in macOS Big Sur beta code for the unlocking feature.

It first arrived on the 2017 iPhone X and, a year later, it came to the iPad.

But it looks set to become a feature on the Mac sometime in 2020 after they ditched Intel processors for Apple Silicon for some of their new laptops.

The site came across references to a 'PearlCamera', the code name given to the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X and the iPad Pro.

Plus 'FaceDetect" and 'BioCapture'.

The report comes after the US Patent & Trademark Office published a document recently, which was filed by the tech giant in September.

The patent was titled 'Light Recognition Module for Determining a User of a Computing device'.

It goes on to explain that the FaceID system will use light modules to determine the face of the user.

As soon as the screen finds the face, light will be emitted and reflected back at them.

The drawings of the feature in the document shows a notch similar to those on the devices released since.

Meanwhile, Apple launched its new MacBook Air with a brand new keyboard and improved specifications.

The firm added a revamped Air after they released the all-new 16-inch Macbook Pro.

It comes with a new improved scissor-switch keyboard, which is known as the Magic Keyboard, and doesn't use their controversial faulty butterfly mechanism on previous models, which they had to repair for many.

The new Air is high-tech too, with 10th-gen Intel processors up to a 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7.

Plus, it comes with 80 per cent improved graphics performance and Intel Iris Plus Graphics.

Owners will also be able to make use of a mammoth 256GB of storage, which can be expanded to 2TB.

The new MacBook Air for 2020 begins at $999.

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