It’s been quite some time before Apple made some significant upgrades to the MacBook Pro lineup. However, the MacBook Pro 2016 is looking to change this by coming in with sizable makeovers that will for sure impress many enthusiasts.
Of course, all the attention may be towards the upcoming iPhone 7, but what Apple has in store for the MacBook Pro 2016 is something worth talking about. Apparently, the upcoming laptops will come with two major features that have not been seen before in this product line. There will be a Touch ID sensor that adds fingerprint authentication to this year’s MacBook Pro version as well as an OLED touch bar that will take the place of the function keys row but keeps the same keys.
If this rumor is to be believed, Apple will ship a MacBook Pro 2016 that features an OLED touch bar just above the keyboard. This display strip will be handy when it comes to providing users with quick access to functions as well as notifications, but this will depend on the apps and programs that are currently running on the MacBook. While the location of the OLED touch bar seems to be confirmed, the same details about the Touch ID remain a bit vague. Still, it is thought that the power button would make an ideal home for the feature, just like the Home button does as far as the iPhone is concerned.
Even though Apple has not confirmed any of these reports, it is not the first time they are showing up. Furthermore, the addition of Touch ID will not be the first on a notebook – it has long been happening with a good number of Windows notebooks from Lenovo, HP, and other makers. However, the technology has remained elusive for Apple. The move will certainly be a welcome one for Apple fans, especially if Apple manages to keep the same effectiveness the feature has on iPhones and iPads.
It might even get more interesting for Apple MacBook Pro 2016 users since Touch ID could be useful in more than just one way. In addition to unlocking your notebook, the feature will also be helpful when it comes to authenticating Apple App Store purchases and other transactions from various online stores.