• Leaked Photos Appear to Show MacBook Pro with Space for OLED Touch Bar

    The MacBook Pro lineup is rumored to be getting a major refresh in the months ahead, and the first images of what that could look like have reportedly surfaced.

    Images of what is believed to be the thinner, lighter 2016 MacBook Pro have surfaced, and published by Cult of Mac. The images, which show the top case and the edges of the upcoming machine’s body, were shared to the publication from an anonymous source, which is said to work for one of Apple’s supply partners based out of China.

    The images are clear enough, showcasing a body of a MacBook Pro that appears to be the 13-inch variant. There aren’t any keys, or even a trackpad in place just yet, but there does appear to be a very distinct space above the top row of keys. That space, if rumors are true, will be taken up by an OLED “touch bar,” which will be used for the function keys.

    One other interesting aspect, other than the model shown off in these images appearing to be quite thin, is that there will apparently be four USB-C ports. Speaker grilles can be seen on either side of the keyboard, and there appears to be a headphone jack on one side as well.

    The leaked images would seem to line up with KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s recent publicized expectations for Apple’s most significant upgrade ever undertaken by Apple.” The analyst believes that the new, late-2016 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro will be thinner and lighter than previous models, and that the units will feature an OLED touch bar above the keyboard. It is also expected Apple will release the new MacBook Pro later this year, which means many expect Apple to announce the new machine at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place in mid-June.

    Are you excited to see a MacBook Pro with an OLED touch bar?

    [via Cult of Mac]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Leaked Photos Appear to Show MacBook Pro with Space for OLED Touch Bar started by Caiden Spencer View original post
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      TwinSouls -
      Is this for sure going to come out at the end of the year so that I can just get a MBP now. I don't want for them to en up announcing and releasing it in June and I just bought one. I will not wait till the end of the year though. Business reasons.
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