Touch ID Power Button For New MacBook Pros?
According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro models could be decked out with a Touch ID power button.
9to5Mac has reported that it has been informed by a source who has provided reliable information in the past that the new MacBook Pros will feature the Touch ID button, along with previously reported OLED touch-sensitive function keys.
Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint identity sensor, is a feature of the tech giant’s recent iPhone and iPad releases, having been introduced a few years back with the iPhone 5s.
A KGI Securities note which had first reported the OLED function key display had also suggested that the new MacBook Pros would offer “Touch ID support”, while not containing specifics, according to the report.
Having previously reported on the note, 9to5Mac had reported that along with upgrading the 13” and 15” MacBook Pros, Apple will introduce a new 13” MacBook, and according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo plans to make the MacBook Air the entry-level model, the MacBook the mid-tier option, with the MacBook Pro the high-end variant.
9to5Mac had also previously reported that the new models are expected to come with USB-C support and Thunderbolt 3, with launch expected in the fourth quarter.