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New MacBook Pro Could Have a Touch ID Power Button

New MacBook Pro Could Have a Touch ID Power Button

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:24am by iClarified · 26553 views
Apple's upcoming MacBook Pro may feature a power button with an embedded Touch ID sensor similar to the Home button on the iPhone, reports a 9to5Mac source.

We already know that macOS Sierra offers Auto Unlock when a Mac is in proximity to your Apple Watch, reducing the need for Touch ID on the Mac, but this would still be a useful feature for Mac owners without an Apple Watch. That source says the Touch ID sensor will be combined with the power button, which would certainly make sense.

The company is also said to be working on a major update to its notebook that will introduce an OLED touch bar which replaces the top row of function keys. A leak out of an Apple manufacturing partner in China produced photos of what is allegedly the top case for the new notebook.

To give us a better idea of what the new laptop might look like, designer Martin Hajek has posted some amazing renderings of a MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel.

It's unclear when Apple plans to introduce the new device; however, rumors have suggested it could be soon. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.

New MacBook Pro Could Have a Touch ID Power Button
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BackToTheFuture - June 28, 2016 at 5:22pm
Wow!!! here I am typing this with my Toshiba satellite from 2006 still working and been using my finger print every day now for the past 10 years, running win 10 and osx 10 and they are thinking on doing it now, and by the way it cost me $1,300 back then, best laptop ever. www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2010922,00.asp
gamerscul9870 - June 28, 2016 at 6:26pm
But is the fingerprint scanner doing anything else other than just unlocking! OOOHHH!!!
BackInTime - June 30, 2016 at 3:34am
bbag - June 28, 2016 at 12:15pm
.. but could also not have it. i think it's about 50/50, either it has it, or not.
Suneel Aggarwal
Suneel Aggarwal - June 28, 2016 at 11:50am
Great feature...makes complete sense. Rumors of the new macbook pro are already enticing me to upgrade when its released.
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