Upcoming MacBook Pro Could Take One Dedicated Feature From Apple’s iPhones

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 28, 2016
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There will come a time when the features of Apple’s mobile OS will find their way to the company’s desktop platform and the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 family is said to take one critical feature from the book of the iPhone.

MacBook Pro 2016 Family Could Have A Dedicated Touch ID Power Button

It has not been stated that where the Touch ID power button is going to be present, but we have a hunch that a either a dedicated button is going to be present right next to the trackpad, or the security feature is going to be implemented into the trackpad itself. With Apple expected to severely reduce the thickness of its flagship notebook lineup compared to the Broadwell powered MacBook Pro models, our money is on the security feature being integrated into the trackpad.

According to our previous report, the upcoming MacBook Pro models are also going to be the first ones in the entire family to provide support for Touch support and a new OLED display touch bar that is going to be above the keyboard. Coming straight to the OLED display touch bar, it will replace the physical function keys along the top of the keyboard, while the design will adopt new metal injection molded hinges as reported earlier this year. In addition to being incorporated with Type-C USB ports, Thunderbolt 3 are also going to be a part of the configuration for the MacBook Pro 2016 lineup.

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In a previous report, Skylake processors will boost CPU speeds by 10 to 20 percent, and integrated graphics chips by 16 to 41 percent. Additional info also suggests that switching to Skylake laptops could add as much 30 percent more battery life. Thanks to this upgraded performance, we expect that the resolution across these notebooks will also be increased, since these chips will easily be able to push all those pixels across the screen.

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As for which processors are going to be power on the 15-inch variant of the MacBook Pro 2016, they have been listed below:

  • Core i7-6770HQ: A 2.6GHz quad-core processor
  • Core i7-6870HQ: A 2.7GHz quad-core processor
  • Core i7-6970HQ: A 2.8GHz quad-core processor

While we say this, keep in mind that Intel also released a family of Xeon mobile processors, so these chips could also end up powering the MacBook Pro lineup in the near future. The processors will definitely define the raw processing capabilities of this new lineup, but it could also mean that Apple would be forced to exponentially increase the pricing of its notebook family.

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Would you like to see a dedicated Touch ID power button on the MacBook Pro 2016? Let us know what you think right away.

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