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Thinner, lighter MacBook Pro expected later this year

Apple’s MacBook Pro is expected to get a major revamp later this year, according to 9to5Mac.

One of the changes is a thinner and lighter design. The current MacBook Pro design has been around since 2012 and is due for a refresh. The new design is said to draw inspiration from the new MacBook, and will also feature new metal injection molded hinges.

Another change is said to be the addition of an OLED panel, that will replace the row of function keys above the keyboard. These will display different functions, and should change according to application. A TouchID sensor is also expected, even though there were rumors of Apple using the sensor on the iPhone to unlock your Mac. Lastly, there will be a USB Type-C connector and the Thunderbolt will be upgraded to the newer Thunderbolt 3.

The changes are expected to arrive for both the 13-inch as well as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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