Apple accidentally leaks MacBook Pro with OLED toolbar, Touch ID

The leak, found in a recent update to macOS Sierra, comes ahead of Apple's media event on Thursday, when it's expected to announce new MacBook Pros. It's about time for an update to the Mac line.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor
Apple accidentally leaks its new MacBook Pro, believed to bring Apple Pay support. (Screenshot: MacRumors)

Apple leaked images of its new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel on Monday, in an update to macOS Sierra 10.12.1, ahead of the laptop's expected announcement later this week.

The images show a redesigned MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel on top of the keyboard, where the function keys would normally be placed. Rumors have indicated the change for months.

MacRumors first noticed the images. It found them in Apple Pay files within the Sierra update. As you'll notice in the top right, it looks like Apple has included Touch ID to bring Apple Pay support.

MacBook Pro keeps with its roots, while adding new features. (Screenshot: MacRumors)

The rest of the MacBook Pro, at least gleaned from these images, looks very similar to past models. It's not clear what specifications or other new features will be included.

Apple is also expected to announce a 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook. The MacBook Pro is likely to carry a Retina display and quicker version of Intel's Skylake processor.

While not expected to ship until next year, it's not clear if Apple will announce the iMac and external display at the event or keep the event MacBook-only.

Apple's "Hello Again" event is scheduled to start at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on Oct. 27 and will be live-streamed by Apple. ZDNet will bring you the latest.

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