New References to OLED Touch Panel and Touch ID on MacBook Pro Found in macOS Sierra

Several new hints that prove Apple is planning to add a new OLED touch panel instead of the function keys as well as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the next-generation MacBook Pro have been found in the first developer beta of macOS Sierra announced earlier this week.

The reference to new functionality is available in macOS Sierra beta for developers. There are resources that describe new LED “Do Not Disturb” and “Night Shift’ buttons on the keyboard. Other resources and references to new features are available on a dedicated webpage of Apple’s developer website.

Furthermore in macOS Sierra there are references to biometric input device taps, perhaps again hinting at Apple bringing Touch ID to the Mac.


With Sierra, Apple added a new Auto Unlock functionality that automatically unlocks your Mac if it is in proximity to your iOS device and Apple Watch, but Touch ID would take the ease of unlocking a MacBook to the next level.

Finally, there is one more resource that suggests Apple will add the support of USB 3.1 to the next generation of the MacBook Pro.

Apple is expected to unveil the updated MacBook Pro and possibly MacBook Air later this month. This is what people familiar with the matter think. Stay tuned for more updates.

[via 9to5Mac]


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016. 14:25

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