MacBook Pro 2016: OLED Touch Panel May be Called 'Magic Toolbar'


The odds of that happening, though, are likely pretty low as Apple likely doesn't want to artificially deflate current iMac sales in the interim. For months now it's been expected that Apple would hold such a fall event to introduce new, non-iOS related hardware, possibly including anything from the Mac lineup, from the MacBook Air to a new Mac Pro.

With Apple MacBook Pro 2016's rumored October release date nearing, numerous reports about the highly anticipated laptop's specs, features and price details are surfacing online. The three upcoming MacBook models include a 13-inch MacBook, MacBook Pro and a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro.

The new MacBook Pro touchpad has thus far been referred to as a "Dynamic Function Row", but a new trademark filing suggests that Apple's official name for the new feature may be the "Magic Toolbar".

The October 27 event teaser tagline is "hello again", likely a reference to the Mac, which has been introduced with the "hello" tagline in the past. Well, Apple is indeed hosting this event on October 27 and it is expected that the new devices will be up for sale within a couple of weeks after the event. Now, a recent trademark filing claims that the MacBook Pro 2016's new OLED panel will be called "Magic Toolbar". For example, the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro Retina's design hasn't changed significantly since 2012.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, is something of a legend in Apple circles for his uncannily accurate predictions on Apple's upcoming devices.

As seen in a screenshot of the Russian listing, the country passed new "portable personal computers" by Apple using MacOS version 10.12. Apple may even fit in a Touch ID fingerprint sensor in place of the traditional power button.

Responding to media queries via telephone, Rhoda added that there is no clear confirmation as to whether Apple will integrate Intel Skylake or Kaby Lake processor. USB Type-C ports will provide Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

Both the variants of MacBook Pro 2016 are expected to be released in November this year. It's also believed that Apple's new MacBook Pro will feature built-in Touch ID functionality, a larger trackpad and a shallower and more reliable keyboard like the 12-inch MacBook. Bringing a second display onto its next MacBook Pro might help Apple play around with its keyboard.