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Apple's 2016 revision to their laptop lineup targeted at professional users. Features a 15-inch, 2880-by-1800 Retina display, quad-core Intel Core i7, 256 GB / 512 GB /1 TB / 2TB storage options, 16 GB RAM, and a keyboard equipped with a Touch Bar. Released November 2016. Features Model A1707.

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Putting to sleep with a magnet

On my 2015 MacBook Pro I could put the laptop display to sleep using a small, weak magnet on the left side of the case. I did this to use my external display as the only monitor.

I’m not sure if this still works on the 2016 with Touch Bar.

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Here’s the location of the Hall sensor:

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Hmm, where is that on the outside case?

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@redkomrad - Right Side (click on the image for more detail)

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Apple uses strong neodymium magnets, however, with your Mac booted .. even to the login screen … move the magnet (on a piece of paper towel so you don’t scratch the surface) around the outer top of the Top Case until you find the sensor location (i.e. until it goes to sleep) … it will work.

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