Touch ID and OLED Touchbar in New MacBook Pro

We’ve all been waiting for a MacBook Pro refresh, and it looks like it’s coming soon according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. His sources claim the machine will have an OLED touchbar that sits above its keyboard, and built-in Touch ID.

We have photographs that show those very upgrades.

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What’s in an OLED Touchbar? How about not only customizable function keys, but also the first Touch ID sensor on a Mac, built into the notebook’s power button.  All this according to the report, of course. It adds:

“Incorporating it into the power button would clearly make sense, allowing the same one-touch process to power-on and authenticate as is possible with the Home button on current iPhones,”

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The new MacBook Pro should be unveiled sometime in the fourth quarter of 2016. It should also have USB-C connectivity, embedded support for Thunderbolt 3, and Intel’s latest processors.

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