Apple to Release New MacBook Pro With OLED Touch Bar, Touch ID?

Apple to Release New MacBook Pro With OLED Touch Bar, Touch ID?

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Apple is reportedly working on a major update to the MacBook Pro which will bring a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, and Touch ID, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The new MacBook Pro is said to come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes and arrive in the fourth quarter of 2016.

While long overlooked, the MacBook line is the brightest spot for Apple’s 2016 rollouts. This is particularly true of the two new MacBook Pro models, to be introduced in 4Q16, as they will have a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID, use OLED display touch bar (to replace physical function keys, located above the keyboard) and adopt USB- C / Thunderbolt 3.

Notably, Kuo says the MacBook Pro update is the "most significant upgrade ever undertaken by Apple" with a "thin and light" design that uses new metal injection mold-made hinges and the butterfly-mechanism keyboards.

Additionally, Kuo predicts a 13-inch notebook will join the 12-inch notebook in Apple's MacBook lineup. Moving forwards, the MacBook Air will become the company's entry level device, the MacBook will be the mid level model and the MacBook Pro will remain the high end selection.

The new MacBook Pros will likely feature Intel's Skylake processors and AMD's new 400-series Polaris graphics.

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[via MacRumors]


Apple to Release New MacBook Pro With OLED Touch Bar, Touch ID?
Sabtain Aziz - May 24, 2016 at 2:45pm
Why did they stop making the 17" model I want to buy a MacBook Pro but my current laptop is 17" I kind of hoped they'd bring back that size.
Justabrake - May 26, 2016 at 8:02am
I'm hoping also I have my 17" 2011 late and won't buy another if they don't build 17" or bigger !
yas9in - May 24, 2016 at 6:17am
Exciting! I got the first retina display Pro and am just waiting for apple to come out with a new model so I can jump on the upgrade bandwagon! Although Q4 seems late. I wish they would just release it during WWDC. Touch ID on a mac seems logical and long overdue.
Justabrake - May 24, 2016 at 4:55am
I was thinking the other day of apple making a MacBook Pro 20" size that would be awesome
SimonSays - May 24, 2016 at 4:44am
Oh why does apple torture us by using amd graphics! Go back to nvidia already!
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