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The Macbook Pro update will finally be coming this fall, report suggests

MacBook Pro Air 2016

Apple is expected to debut a new line of MacBook laptops at some point in the last quarter of the year, with the long-forgotten Macbook Pro expected to finally get an update

It’s not clear at this stage whether the MacBook Air brand will be discontinued or not, but a new report reveals more details about Apple’s rumored 2016 MacBooks.

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A source with an accurate track record told 9to5Mac that the new MacBook Pro models are coming in the fall, complete with features not seen on a MacBook before, including a Touch ID power button and an OLED touch-sensitive row of function keys.

This isn’t the first time these features have been mentioned in rumors. A KGI report first suggested the OLED function keys, shown in Martin Hajek’s render above, and said the MacBook Pro would come with Touch ID support this year. More recently, code inside macOS indicated that the fingerprint sensor would be supported in future Macs.

Previous reports said that Apple’s new MacBooks will offer a slimmer, thinner and lighter design, and will include USB-C support and the removable of the iconic MagSafe charging port, in line with what Apple has done with the 12-inch MacBook. A recent leak indicated that up to four USB-C ports would be found on a MacBook Pro.

Apple will likely introduce the new MacBook Pro (and Air?) at some point in fall once its macOS Sierra is ready to be released.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.