New MacBook Pro to Get Touch ID Power Button?

New MacBook Pro to Get Touch ID Power Button?

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Apple's much anticipated next generation MacBook Pro is once again rumored to gain a Touch ID power button, reports 9to5Mac.

A source who has provided reliable information in the past has informed us that the new MacBook Pro models, expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the previously-reported OLED touch-sensitive function keys.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first hinted at 'Touch ID support' in a research note that predicted an OLED touch bar which replaces the top row of function keys. Since then photos have surfaced which claim to show the top case for the new notebook.

Placing the Touch ID sensor into the Power button would let it work similar to the Home button on the iPhone, making it easy for users to power-on and authenticate with just one touch.

Unfortunately, the new MacBook Pro models aren't expected until the fourth quarter of this year with Apple's lineup consisting of an entry level MacBook Air, mid-tier MacBook, then the high-end MacBook Pro. For now check out these awesome renders by Martin Hajek.

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New MacBook Pro to Get Touch ID Power Button?
N4 - August 8, 2016 at 4:25pm
For the picture, I doubt most of what we see here will be shown here when we already have the information on the top of the screen.
Ban the Trolls - August 9, 2016 at 1:52am
You never know. There's limitless possibilities for what it could be used for. Developers will probably be able to create and implement various things depending on what apps are open or being used at the time. More than likely it'll be option to have on for certain apps that use it and if it's turned on a simple button press combination or a swipe on the panel will change it back and forth.
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