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If this is Apple's new MacBook Pro, it may change computers forever

Images purportedly showing the tech titan's anticipated MacBook Pro reveal a touch-sensitive bar running above the keyboard.


The proposed touch-sensitive panel that runs above the keyboard.


Apple's October 27 "hello again" event is just around the corner, and the leaks keep coming.

We already anticipate Apple will unveil a new MacBook Pro during the San Francisco event, but details about a rumored OLED touch bar are emerging.

The latest pieces of evidence are images obtained by MacRumors, which show a narrow strip above the keyboard. Rumored to be called the "Magic Toolbar," the strip is a touch-sensitive panel that would replace the row of function keys. The toolbar would be able to read your fingerprint for Apple Pay verification, and it could also be dynamic, changing its functionality depending on what you're doing.

Apple hasn't released any word yet on the touch bar or the MacBook Pro. With the event just two days away, we won't have to wait long to know more.

CNET will be on the ground reporting from the event, which you can follow via liveblog. Aside from the Pro laptop, we anticipate a new MacBook Air, and possibly a new iMac and a 5K display too.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.