comscore Apple accidentally leaks new MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel, Touch ID button with fingerprint scanner
News

Apple accidentally leaks new MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel, Touch ID button with fingerprint scanner

The OLED touch panel replaces the function keys above the keyboard. The escapes button is also missing, which is replaced with an on-screen cancel button.

macbook-pro-twitter

At an event scheduled for tomorrow, October 27, Apple is widely expected to launch the new MacBook Pros. Ahead of the launch, Apple has accidently let a few images of the new MacBook slip out. Turns out, some images of the new MacBook were hiding inside the latest MacOS Sierra update. Spotted by MacRumors, the images reveal some interesting new details about the new laptop. The images confirm that the new MacBook will come with an OLED touch bar sitting right above the keypad. And in order to make room for the touch bar, the Apple completely got rid of the function keys at the top of Mac keyboards, including the escape button. That goes for all the keys for keypad backlights, brightness control and the volume control keys as well. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his classical-music app NaadSadhana

 

As we can see in the leaked images, Apple has combined the power button in the touch panel itself. And it s probably safe to assume that the other function keys have been added to the touch panel as well, but the images confirm none of that. However, the images do reveal an early idea of what the touch panel strip would be like in use. From what it looks like, it would be completely blank and black when the computer is off, and would display colors, buttons, and symbols in response to whatever comes up on-screen.

Confirming the Apple Pay feature, one of the pictures shows it being used for Apple Pay, where an arrow points to the right corner of the touch strip, where a Touch ID fingerprint reader is located. This means that the OLED Touch strip will also have the Touch ID fingerprint sensor as part of it. The Touch ID power button will not only allow you to login without having to type a password, but also let you use the Apple Pay feature on MacOS Sierra. Imagine how easy shopping will become.

Before Apple itself accidentally teased a few details about the new MacBook Pro, leakster also manage to get out some purported details. Reports suggest that the 2016 MacBook Pro model will be offered in two sizes, which is 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch. Talking about the upcoming changes, one of the big talking points will be the ditching of the USB ports. The laptop instead will only offer USB Type-C port and a Thunderbolt 3 Port to connect other peripherals. To make up for the loss, Apple already sells a USB-C dock that offers an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 Port and a USB-C port for power. The port is priced at approximately Rs 5,300. Besides, the USB port, just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the 3.5mm audio jack on the new MacBook Pro is expected to get an axe too. ALSO READ: Apple sends media invites for hello again event on October 27; new MacBook Pro expected

Other than that, the 13-inch MacBook Pro model could also come with a slightly different speaker placement. While the previous models had the speakers placed beneath the keyboard, the newer models may have them placed on either side of the keyboard, just like on the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The addition of the OLED panel could one of the reasons why the speakers are being moved. For the 15-inch model, Apple may also ditch AMD and shift towards Polaris graphics card. ALSO READ: After iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple could ditch 3.5mm audio jack on the MacBook Pro

Also, besides the MacBook Pro, Apple is also widely expected to unveil a new 5K display, which is reportedly being developed by LG. This display could fill the gap that has been created due to discontinuation of the Thunderbolt Display. Reports also say that, at this event Apple is likely to kill the 11-inch MacBook Air and instead launch a new 13-inch Air with USB Type-C ports. The pricing details and other features are scarce at the moment, but we will get to learn more when Apple makes the new MacBook Pros official tomorrow.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: October 26, 2016 12:55 PM IST



new arrivals in india

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Best Sellers