Apple may bring OLED touch bar to MacBook Pro

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The feature upgrades to unbox with the next-generation OS X laptops remain a mystery but thankfully a few solid hints have been provided by the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

Apple’s latest MacBook (that’s simply MacBook now) is rather thin for a laptop at 12.7mm, but the company wants its top level MacBook Pro to be as thin, if not thinner than that.

Apple is reportedly working on a major update to the MacBook Pro which will bring a new OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, and Touch ID, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The incredible thinness and lightness of the newest MacBook Pro is a result of metal-injection-molded hinges installed in it, the reports said.

We don’t have any measurements yet, but it looks like the next MacBook Pros will be much thinner than the current models.

It’s also worth noting that the upper row of a MacBook Pro keyboard consists of more than just F-keys; the power button and escape keys are there as well, and we reckon Apple might want to keep those keys physical.

While some reports suggested Apple would introduce the new MacBooks at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month, Kuo says the new laptops won’t be introduced until the final quarter of the year. The design of the device will also feature new metal injection molded hinges.

On why Apple still produces the MacBook Air when it already has the MacBook Pro, Apple hasn’t released any statement regarding this, but fans may consider this as the last version of the product, as reports reveal that the Cupertino tech giant will be producing future gadgets based on the MacBook Pro.

When it comes to connectivity, the next Apple MacBook should come with all the new ports you’d expect, too.

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