Friday Apple Rumors: How the MacBook Pro Retina Touch Bar Works

Leading the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is details for the MacBook Pro’s Retina Touch Bar. Today, we’ll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Wednesday.

Apple Rumors, MacBook Pro Retina Touch Bar, AAPLRetina Touch Bar: Details concerning the 2016 MacBook Pro’s Retina Touch Bar have been revealed, reports TheVerge. Steven Troughton-Smith, an Irish developer, claims that the Touch Bar uses the same system as an Apple Watch. According to Troughton-Smith, the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar is powered by a T1 chip chip similar to the one found in the smartwatch. He claims that this means the Touch Bar is actually running a version of watchOS to handle the various functions.

MacBook Pro Shipping: Apple fans that haven’t ordered their new MacBook Pro laptops yet are going to have to wait, AppleInsider notes. The 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar both sold out in about six hours yesterday. Shipping times for these models started at two to three weeks. However, customers only ordering now are seeing shipping times that range from four to five weeks. The 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar started shipping yesterday.

Jet Black iPhone 7: Customers that want to buy the Jet Black iPhone 7 or 7 Plus are starting to see wait times decrease, reports BGR. This means that the new smartphones now only have four weeks to six weeks before they make it to customers. This is an improvement over the previous wait time of six weeks to eight weeks. These wait times aren’t just for customers that have already ordered, but also include new orders that are being made.

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