Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

This is what the 2016 MacBook Pro’s OLED ‘Touch Bar’ will look like – probably

Rumours are swirling that the updated 2016 MacBook Pro will see Apple’s high-end laptop get a new ‘killer feature’ in the form of an OLED ‘Touch Bar’.

The touch sensitive panel will replace the physical fn-key row currently found on the MacBook Pro, which is all old news, but now we may have our first peek at what said Touch Bar will look like – or at least a very good approximation of it.

The concept comes to us via the imagination of a 9to5Mac reader named Cameron and is a nice clear render that’s not far off what Apple’s actual press shots look like, minus all the overexcited text overlays the Cupertino-based company likes to treat us to.

It’s thought that the Touch Bar’s buttons (together with a future version of OS X) will be contextually aware, so you’ll see different keys depending on the app you’re using – Photoshop would display common photo editing shortcuts, for example.

If accurate, it would be the biggest design overhaul for the MacBook Pro in some time, and potentially ever.

Other speculation has Apple renaming OS X ‘MacOS’ at WWDC 2016 and potentially integrating Siri functionality into its new software.

Related: 2016 MacBook Pro news, rumours, spec, price and release date

MacBook Pro OLED Touch Bar

Is this a realistic representation of the 2016 MacBook Pro? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.