MacBook Pro 2016 Has iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner, New OLED Function Keys?

MacBook Pro 2016 Has iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner, New OLED Function Keys?
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Apple fans have been waiting for new updates about the MacBook Pro 2016. Details on specifications and features, along with the possible release date, are scarce at this point. But according to recent rumors, the new laptop will have advanced security features and new function keys.


iPhone’s Touch ID on a MacBook, Why Not?

The purported MacBook Pro 2016 will likely feature a fingerprint sensor, similar to the Touch ID on latest iPhones, 9to5Mac reported. While details are still vague at this point, the fingerprint sensor will likely function more than an unlocking mechanism.

The Cupertino-based company recently integrated Apple Pay transactions on Macs but users still need to use the iPhone’s Touch ID feature. If the reports about the fingerprint sensor on MacBook Pro 2016 are true, then fans should expect the new MacOS Sierra to have some improvements on Apple Pay integration.

It remains to be seen as well where Apple will place the fingerprint sensor. But one thing is for sure, the giant company is serious in addressing security issues to protect their loyal customers.

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OLED Function Keys on MacBook Pro 2016

According to Forbes, Apple is expected to introduce new features that will make the next MacBook Pro become one of their most popular products. There will be an OLED strip on the MacBook Pro 2016, multiple reports suggested. The new hardware will replace the traditional function keys.

The OLED touchscreen is reportedly in production according to numerous supply chain sources. It was also revealed that the macOS Sierra will also be compatible with the new hardware. Will these new function keys be enough to attract more consumers to buy the upcoming laptop?

More MacBook Pro 2016 Rumors Continuously Spreading

While it is not a big surprise, the new MacBook Pro will likely have the latest USB-C ports. These ports were introduced on the 12-inch MacBook before.

The MacBook Pro 2016 will allegedly be significantly thinner than its predecessor. However, some are wondering what Apple will do to generate interest for future Air model.

As for the release date, the new laptop is not expected to hit the market anytime soon. There is a growing optimism, though, that it could come out early in the final quarter of this year. The new OLED touchscreen hardware could eventually push the release to a later date if the production does not run smoothly.

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