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.
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