Face ID sensors with masks and glasses will be able to identify users.

 Apple is experimenting with new Face ID technology for the iPhone 13.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Apple has developed new Face ID hardware, which is currently being tested.

According to Front Page Tech, the tech behemoth has developed a prototype case for the iPhone 12 that incorporates a new generation of Face ID sensors. The case fits snugly around the phone, and there is a noticeable additional sensor matrix above the device. This prototype body enables the iPhone 12 to forego the traditional Face ID array in favour of new hardware housed within the body.

According to sources, Apple employees are testing new equipment while wearing masks and fog goggles. Some tests are conducted both inside and outside. The prototype's new Face ID sensors can authenticate and unlock an iPhone without the use of an Apple Watch.

During the pandemic, users encountered a problem: Face ID did not work because they were wearing a mask. If Face ID fails, masked people can use their Apple Watch to unlock their iPhone, thanks to a software solution released by Apple. Because "this feature does not use Face ID for recognition and authentication," there were some privacy concerns almost immediately.

If internal testing goes well, Apple's Face ID will be able to identify users even when they are wearing a mask in the future. It is unknown whether this feature will be available on the iPhone 13 right away.