What we’ve previously read about the new MacBook Pro models expected later this year already suggests that they will be a major leap forward from their predecessors. Now, a reportedly reliable source is said to have claimed that these notebooks will have Touch ID built into the power buttons.
For the uninitiated, Touch ID is the fingerprint-scanning technology which Apple has integrated into recent iPhones and iPads to let each user carry out any of a wide range of tasks, including unlocking their device, simply by resting a finger on the Home button, beneath which lies the Touch ID sensor.
The source of the news about the Touch ID power button is cited by 9to5Mac and, according to that outlet, “has provided reliable information in the past”. In May, trusted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Touch ID should make it into 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, which should also each have an OLED display touch bar above the keyboard, to be introduced during 2016’s fourth quarter.