After the launch of the new iPhone 7, Apple would be gearing up for the unveling of the new MacBook Pro.
As per reports, Apple is planning to bring some major changes in the next gen MacBook Pro. To name a few - a radical new design, Touch ID fingerprint scanner, thinner and lighter chassis, and touchscreen buttons, a USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3.0 compatible ports. pixel-packed retina display (which was there in the predecessors too). The MacBook Pro will be available in two sizes - 13-inch and 15-inch
According to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will use the metal injection mould-made hinges and ultra-thin butterfly-mechanism keyboard it debuted in the 12-inch MacBook. This means that we can expect the thinnest and lightest designed laptops ever made.
Furthermore, Kuo claims that what makes the next gen MacBook Pro actually different from its predecessors is that
Apple is expected to replace the function keys on the top row of the keyboard (used to alter display brightness, volume and more) with an OLED touchscreen which would allow Apple to identify and use different symbols and functions to the keys throughout the operating system. Also, the user could add their own custom shortcuts and frequently-used apps to the screen.
In 2015, Apple had applied for a patent for a "zero travel" glass trackpad or touch surface to replace the keyboard. The trackpad would be a "force-sensitive input structure for an electronic device," that gives you feedback when you press the surface.
The Force Touch trackpad does not physically move, but uses haptic feedback to micmic a depression as you push to click. The feature is already present in the latest MacBook Pro models.
Also, as per the reports, Apple is expected to let users use their iPhones to unlock their Apple computers.
Accordinging to Ming-chi Kuo, the redesigned MacBook Pros will be ready to be shipped by the end of the year.