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Apple reportedly to unveil significant MacBook Pro overhaul

Apple's next MacBook Pro lineup might include significant changes to its appearance and hardware, according to a Bloomberg report Wednesday.

The popular notebook's new model may have a touch-screen strip for function keys, a slimmer screen, a more powerful graphics processor for tasks such as video games and perhaps a Touch ID scanner, the Bloomberg article said, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The company saw sales of Macs, including the MacBook Pro line, rise 6 percent to $25.5 billion in its last fiscal year, and iPad sales decreased 23 percent to $23.2 billion, Bloomberg reported. This year's MacBook Pro is aimed at increasing notebook sales at a time when consumers are taking longer to buy or replace iPads, the news service said.

Even though Apple tentatively has a product release date scheduled for Sept. 7, the new MacBook will likely not debut then, the sources said, according to the Bloomberg report.

A spokesperson for Apple did not immediately respond for CNBC's request for comment.

For the full story, including what other features might appear on the Pro lineup, see Bloomberg's full report here.