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.