MacBook Pro to get Touch ID in biggest ever refresh

MacBook Pro to get Touch ID in biggest ever refresh


Sadly you'll have to wait until the end of the year to get one!
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Apple is set to give its MacBook Pro lineup their “most significant upgrade ever,” according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

Kuo claims that Apple’s new high-end laptops will boast a thinner and lighter form factor (just as you’d expect), but will also include Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace physical function keys on the keyboard, as well as employing the same metal injection molded hinges and butterfly mechanism keyboard seen on the 12-inch MacBook.

The new 13-inch and 15-inch notebooks are set to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2016. Other speculation surrounding the MacBook Pro refreshes suggest they may adopt Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C, in addition to speedier Skylake processors and 400-series Polaris graphics chips.

Yup, it may be a good time to finally upgrade my four-year-old MacBook!

Via: MacRumors


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