The images of 2016 MacBook Pro have been leaked by Apple
Apple will announce the 2016 MacBook Pro on this Thursday. However, it looks like they couldn’t wait a little more to show it. According to MacRumors, the latest MacOS Sierra update, given yesterday, includes the official pictures of the upcoming MacBook Pro. But, how we understood it was the upcoming Pro laptop? Well, it has a kinda new design with “MacBook Pro” written on the bottom of the screen, and there is a touch bar right above the keyboard.
To start with, it seems like next generation Pro series will be smaller in terms of sizes. The photos show slimmer bezels around the screen as well as around the keys. By the way, the keys, themselves, look very similar to the ones on the new MacBook. That is because we expect Apple to use their new butterfly keyboard mechanism on the 2016 Pro as well. Even though this type of keys allows computer to be thinner, it feels like you are writing on a touchscreen. Other than that, it looks like the current generation. Actually, it is more alike to the non-retina MacBook Pro because you can see the model name by looking at the bottom bezel.
However, the images are focused on the new touch strip which replaces the old function keys. When the computer is shut down, it is just a black area, but when it is turned on, it adapts to the application on the screen by showing function keys that can be used in that app. So far, we don’t know its exact name, but Apple might name it as “Magic Toolbar”.
In the leaked pictures, you can see how this touch strap is being used for Apple Pay. While this strap shows information about the product and its price, you are given an ability to cancel the purchase by pressing on a virtual button or making the purchase by scanning your finger on the TouchID that is located on the right side of the Magic Toolbar.
Moreover, with the presence of TouchID, it looks like Apple will remove the need to enter passwords. Even though we can’t guarantee if you will be able to unlock your computer with your finger, the finger scanner will surely be used to authenticate.
Source | MacRumors