According to credible sources, the MacBook Pro 2016 release date can be expected in the usual release timeframe of September. This device will be launched alongside the second-generation Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Meanwhile, recent reports suggested that Apple has dropped to the fifth spot when it comes to computer sales ranking across the globe. Nevertheless, analysts are saying the sharp drop in sales could be attributed to the long-wait for the MacBook Pro successor. Apparently, Apple fans are saving up in the anticipation of the big day in September.
Thanks to numerous leaks and rumors, TheBitBag has listed down top 4 features of the MacBook Pro 2016 in this post.
OLED Function Keys
Many rumors in the past vouch for OLED function keys in the upcoming Apple MacBook Pro 2016. Apple is reportedly spending time and energy in perfecting the new OLED touchscreen so as to replace the function key row on the keyboard,?9To5Mac noted. This particular feature seems possible not just because of the scoop from supply chain sources, but also the new macOS Sierra indicate the support for such a hardware unit.
Not to forget, a recent photo alleged to be that of the MacBook Pro 2016 casing showed a cutout to accommodate the new?OLED module.
Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
Apple?s Touch ID fingerprint sensor is arguably the best among the counterparts and it can be seen in both iPhones and iPads. Now, it?s time for Apple to extend this much-preferred feature to the heavily-anticipated MacBook Pro 2016.
With such a feature onboard, MacBook users will be able to unlock the device with fingerprints. However, at this point, there is no clarity available to ascertain whether this feature will be integrated into the OLED display. The display, on the other hand, is believed to feature touchscreen functionality, along with ?contextually sensitive? buttons, 9To5Mac noted.
Recently released?macOS Sierra also points to the possibility of OLED and Touch ID support, among others.
Apple Pay Support
Apple introduced ?Apple Pay For Web? when it launched iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. This particular feature will allow Apple Pay checkouts on Macs with the help of iPhone?s Touch ID sensor. The other way to authenticate is to use the Apple Watch.
With the rumors of Touch ID sensor in MacBook Pro 2016, the tech giant will be happy to extend the Apple Pay functionality without the need for an iPhone.
USB Type C Port
Past rumors suggested that the MacBook Pro 2016 specifications list will include USB Type C port. The credible analysts at KGI Securities hinted at the possibility of this feature. This was followed by a purported photo flaunting a cutout for the device to accommodate about four USB-C ports.