Apple is all arranging to host its second event this year and this time it is going to be all about the laptops.
The event will be taking a position at the company’s campus in Cupertino and fans around the world can watch the event live from the company’s official site.
Nothing is official from the company regarding what it plans to launch on Thursday, but there have been some strong opinions from industry experts.
Shortly after KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the iPhone-maker would launch two redesigned MacBook Pro beside 13-inch and 15-inch screens along with a new OLED touch bar and a Touch ID sensor, images of the unannounced MacBook Pro were leaked to confirm the latest change.
MacRumours pulled up some hidden Apple Pay images from the MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 update that was released on Monday and offered a solid look at the redesigned MacBook Pro.
The leaked images show an OLED touch panel located just above the keyboard, that also has Touch ID used for authentication.
According to the report, the touch panel is referred to as “Magic Toolbar”, which will correspond with what seems on the screen.
In the leaked photo, the Magic Toolbar shows an Apple Pay dialog though the screen shows a confirmation of a purchase, which requires an authentication via Touch ID. Simply by placing the finger on the Touch ID located at the absolute right side of the Magic Toolbar, the user can complete the transaction.
The Touch ID is not saved for payment authentication, but can also be used to unlock apps as the icons in the resource files of the MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 recommend.
Another notable change as seen in the MacBook Pro is the placement of the speakers located at the sides of the keyboard. Additionally, the leaked model appears to be a 13-inch MacBook Pro and rumors imply the new machine will be thinner and lighter than the current models.
Apple will officially announce the new MacBook Pro on October 27 at 10 am. The event order also is used as a platform to unveil a new MacBook Air and possibly the new iMacs, as per the rumors. We’ll provide live updates of the event on Thursday, so stay tuned.