Rumor: MacBook Pro 2016 Specifics Included To Have Touch ID And OLED Function Bar


Previous reports already generated that Apple will refresh its MacBook Pro line in 2016 with a new accompanying thinner and lighter design architecture. Today, another source reliable to provide information regarding the new MacBook Pro models, expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the previously registered OLED tough-sensitive function keys.

It was done with Apple’s plans to bring Touch ID to its laptops this fall, which also be a mixup of 2016 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup. Widely rumored MacBook Pro update may have more than just an OLED touch strip to draw your attention in. Reports also suggesting that Apple will give the Pro a fingerprint-reading ID power button, much like what you find on recent iPhones and iPads.

But just how it would work isn’t clear as yet, nevertheless, it’s reasonable to imagine logging in without a password or taking advantage of macOS Sierra’s Apple Pay support when shopping online. The Touch ID on MacBook Pro would eventually allow users to wake and authenticate its security in one touch. This is somewhat similar to unlocking an iPhone by pressing the Home button by activating the Touch ID.

First reported the OLED function key display also suggested that the new MacBook Pros would offer ‘Touch ID support’. Incorporating it into the power button would clearly make sense, allowing the same one-touch process to power-on. Resources spotted in macOS 10.12 also hint at Touch ID on future Macs. It was also said that the new MacBook Pro models would be launched in the fourth quarter of the year, and would include USB Type-C port, will also be coming with MagSafe charging in order to bring it in line with the 12-inch MacBook.

The note just suggested that the MacBook Air would also be presented as the entry-level machine, a new 13-inch MacBook as the mid-ranger and the two MacBook Pro models continuing to head up the top range. Code in macOS Sierra references both the OLED bar and Touch ID, which combine it with the reports of Thunderbolt 3-capable USB-C ports, with MagSafe gone.

(Via: 9to5Mac)