Apple is reportedly bringing OLED display touch bar and TouchID to 2016 MacBook Pro lineup
Apple is reportedly planning to launch a revamped version of MacBook Pro notebooks this year. According to MacRumors, the new revamped version will feature an even thinner form factor, and Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Apple MacBooks have been long rumoured to get Touch ID. MacRumors reports the 2016 MacBook Pro will feature a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard and Apple will drop the function keys in favour of an OLED touch panel.
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The rumours this time around are originating through KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. KGI securities has already revealed Apple’s 2017 iPhone upgrade plans, which includes an OLED display. If KGI’s rumours are anything to go by, Apple’s revamped MacBook Pros could be the most significant update to Macintosh lineup yet.
MacRumours quotes Ming-Chi Kuo as saying, “The new thin and light MacBook Pro notebooks will come with butterfly mechanism keyboard introduced with 12-inch MacBook.”
Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro lineup will come in 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes and could feature Thunderbolt 3 with USB Type-C port. It will be interesting to see how many ports Apple adds to its device.
Further rumours indicate new Intel Skylake chipset, and updated graphics performance with AMD’s new 400-series Polaris GPU. If all rumours turn out true, the 2016 MacBook Pro range could be the most powerful MacBooks yet.
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