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Apple making major changes to the MacBook Pro in Q4, says report

The new line of MacBook Pros will reportedly have an OLED touchscreen in place of function keys, can be unlocked with Touch ID and feature Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports.

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Apple last month announced an incremental upgrade to its 12-inch MacBook line, kitting out the slick machine with an improved processor. However, the MacBook Pro is set to get a more dramatic makeover, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and 9 to 5 Mac.

It's said that the new 13 and 15-inch Pros, launching in the last quarter of this year, will replace the function keys atop laptop keyboards with an OLED touchscreen. The new models will reportedly use Touch ID, be thinner and lighter than current units and support Thunderbolt 3 USB-C.

The Apple analyst said that the company will also release a 13-inch variant of their 12-inch MacBook with extra ports added.

Kuo previously correctly predicted, among other things, that the iPhone 6S would come in rose gold and that Apple would release a 4-inch iPhone in 2016, which it ultimately did with the SE.

Apple did not respond immediately to our request for comment.