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MacBook Pro 2016 image leak suggests Apple is going all-in with USB-C

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The 2016 MacBook Pro could have as many as four USB Type-C ports, if freshly leaked photos prove genuine.

In recent months we've heard rumours of a radical MacBook Pro refresh set for Q4. Murmurs of a significantly slimmer body and a tip of the hat to the latest MacBook's design has set us to wondering about the new machine's connection options.

Sure enough, a fresh component leak suggests that Apple is ditching the regular cluster of USB and HDMI ports in favour of a pure USB Type-C approach. While the MacBook frustrates with its single port, there could be four of the suckers in Apple's next top-end laptop.

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As you can see from the side profile snaps, the new MacBook has four USB Type-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone port... and that's it.

Cult of Mac explains that these images come from an anonymous source who claims to work for one of Apple's Chinese manufacturing partners.

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Also noteworthy is the apparent confirmation of an OLED touchpad above the keyboard. Analyst reports had already suggested the presence of such a quirky feature, and there's clearly space for something above those physical keys.

This OLED panel should provide a flexible control bar that changes function according to the current app.

Next, take a look at our MacBook Pro 2015 review video:

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