In Cupertino do not exclude the possibility of equipping the Apple Watch future generations of software and hardware systems for face recognition. This follows from the materials of patent documents, discovered by PatentlyApple journalists in the database of the patent and trademark office.
The contents of the patent suggests that the camera TrueDepth, component hardware-based Face ID, will be built under the clock display. Given that Apple already had experience of combining components in the development of the cell module for the Apple Watch Series 3, to doubt that the engineers will succeed.
However, we would not recommend to wait for the Apple Watch with the Face ID in the next year. Obviously, the partners Apple, responsible for the production of cameras TrueDepth, it takes a lot of time creating more compact parts. This process can take several years and last until 2020.
Apple filed for registration of the patent in 2016. At the same time engineers actively working on improving the interface Face ID. This fact allows us to assume that Cupertino really thought about the idea of adapting the sensors to face recognition for the Apple Watch, and perhaps even created a working prototype.
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