Apple To Unveil Thinner MacBook Pros With Touch ID For Q4

As per the new note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities and 9to5google, Apple plans to introduce a dramatically overhauled MacBook Pro later this year. The company dramatically introduced the overhauled MacBook Pro this year. Kuo goes on to inform that the device will come with a new ‘thinner’ and ‘lighter’ design with design cues which have been taken from the  12 inch MacBook along with Touch ID support with a new OLED display bar just above the keyboard.
 
According to Kuo’s report, the MacBook Pro updates are the “brightest spot for Apple’s 2016 rollouts and it will be made available in both 13-inch and 15-inch models, sometimes during the fourth quarter of this year.
 
The OLED display touch bar will soon be replace the physical keys along the top of the keyboards, and the design will adopt new metal injection molded hinges as reported earlier this year. In addition, the refreshed MacBook Pros are being said to feature USB-C support along with Thunderbolt 3.
 
In order to upgrade the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple will  introduce a new 13-inch MacBook which is quite similar to that of 12-inch Retina model which had just been upgraded with performance boosts. According to Kuo, Apple has planned to make the MacBook Air the entry level option, while MacBook will go on to become mid-tier choice and MacBook Pro will remain the high-end variant.
 
A report from earlier this month had claimed that Apple was looking into providing a way in order to unlock Mac via Touch ID on an iPhone, however, it now appears that the company is also looking into adding physical hardware to MacBooks as well. A report from March said that the company is looking forward to introducing a thinner 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook by July, however, it now seems that the major Mac updates will not be seen until the fourth quarter of this year.
 
As earlier reported Apple was planning Siri integration as the tentpole feature of OS X 10.12 which is most likely to be introduced at the WWDC.