It has been a long time coming, but Apple is set to announce a few new products from its headquarters in Cupertino, California just a few hours from now. And among those rumored to be unveiled today is the MacBook Pro lineup.
The new MacBook Pros, which specs were leaked last week, are said to come with TouchID sensor, a fingerprint identity sensor that makes logging in to the device easier and makes security significantly better. They will also have a recreated touch sensitive OLED bar, which will replace the physical function keys above the keyboard. Last July, graphic artist Martin Harjek created a super realistic 3D renders of the rumored laptops, and his works are quite impressive. His mock-up touch bar, takes over the MacBook Pros’ status bar duties while still being able to perform the functions of F keys. Let us wait and see and how close Harjek’s renders are to the actual products.
In addition to having improved function keys, the new MacBook Pros are expected to be thinner and lighter. Leaked photos of the laptops last week revealed smaller speaker strips and smaller bezel around the screen. In addition, it appears to have a flatter keyboard, making key travel a lot easier, especially with the OLED touch bar replacing the function keys. It is also thought that Apple will replace the MagSafe power Cable in favor of USB Type-C, contrary to our earlier report that the new device will have no standard USB ports.
Anyway, we’ll soon see how true the speculations are when the computer maker finally pulls the cover off of the new MacBook Pro. You can watch a live stream of the event through a dedicated Apple TV set-top box or Safari browser on OS X as well as iOS devices. The Telegraph is also showing a livestream of the event. Viewers are expecting a software update for Apple TV and AirPods later, too.