According to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans Macbook Pro will have a new form of design and feel. Touch ID will be included in this new model and OLED display also included.
The MacBook line is the brightest spot for Apple’s 2016 rollouts. This is especially true for the two new MacBook Pro models, to be presented in 4Q16, as they will have a thinner and lighter structure, Touch ID, use OLED display touch bar (to replace physical function keys, located over the keyboard) and adopt USB-C/Thunderbolt 3.
According to Kuo the new MacBook Pro updates, the most significant upgrade ever embraced by Apple. The new “thin and light” outline will be aided by new metal injection mold made pivots and the butterfly mechanism keyboards that debuted in the 12-inch MacBook. There has been speculation Apple would introduce Touch ID with MacBooks and, meanwhile, Apple engineers are working on a way users could open their Macs with Touch ID on iPhone.
According to Kuo, The 12-inch MacBook will also be joined by a 13-inch MacBook. The analyst believes that Apple will push ahead with each of the three MacBook lines this year, with the MacBook Pro occupying the high-end slot, the MacBook will replace the Air as the medium-level model and the MacBook Air will serve as an entry-level model with low costs.
In April, it was reported for that the new MacBook Pros would see slimmer designs and new pivots. Furthermore, speculation showed the new MacBook Pros could have Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C. Today’s report affirms both rumors. Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pros are also expected to have Skylake processors, with the top-of-the-line MacBook Pros also sporting AMD’s new 400-series Polaris graphics chips.