MacBook-Pro-with-OS-X-Mavericks-640x393A recent rumor we had heard is that with OS X 10.12, Apple will allow iPhone users to unlock their Mac computers using Touch ID. Sounds like a good idea, but why not just build Touch ID into the Mac itself? Turns out that’s exactly what Apple plans to do, at least according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, he believes that the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh could include some new features beyond the usual hardware upgrades that one would expect. “While long overlooked, the MacBook line is the brightest spot for Apple’s 2016 rollouts. This is particularly true of the two new MacBook Pro models, to be introduced in 4Q16, as they will have a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID, use OLED display touch bar (to replace physical function keys, located above the keyboard) and adopt USB- C / Thunderbolt 3.”

Kuo goes on to call these MacBook Pro updates the most significant upgrade ever untaken by Apple, and that the thinness and lightness will be thanks to the metal injection mold-made hinges that we had heard about earlier, which also coincides with the claims of an “ultra thin” MacBook to be launched later this year.

The only downside is that MacBook Pro owners looking to upgrade will have to hold off from doing so for a few more months.

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