New MacBook Pros to get OLED display touch bar and Touch ID

A roundup of the latest MacBook Pro rumours ahead of its release later in 2016


Apple is expected to update its MacBook Pro line-up in 2016, and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the updates represent “the most significant upgrade ever undertaken by Apple”.

The much-anticipated update is set to include a remarkably thinner and lighter design, a Touch ID sensor and, most interestingly, a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard. It will come in the standard 13 and 15-inch options.MBPRD13_Aperture_PRINT


Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a track record of second-guessing Apple’s product launches, said: “While long overlooked, the MacBook line is the brightest spot for Apple’s 2016 rollouts. This is particularly true of the two new MacBook Pro models, to be introduced in 4Q16, as they will have a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID, use OLED display touch bar (to replace physical function keys, located above the keyboard) and adopt USB- C / Thunderbolt 3.”

iCreate also believes that the new MacBook Pros will ship with the faster Skylake processors, and potentially even AMD’s new 400-series Polaris graphics. Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for all the latest Apple news, and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow our Twitter feed.