Expectations for the much-awaited 2016 MacBook models are getting high, as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the new devices are coming in the first half of 2016. Moreover, tech websites published that the latest Intel Skylake processor is expected to land on new MacBooks.
Here's the latest round-up of news about MacBooks' release date, specs and features.
According to Kuo, Apple's sales are now in "solid growth," as businesses and enterprise customers are starting to invest on Apple's laptop. As a result, the Cupertino-based tech company will increase their production to release newer versions of Macbooks as soon as possible.
In a published statement in Business Insider, Kuo said expect the launching of new Macbooks in "the first half of the year."
The analyst did not go into details about which MacBook would get new upgrades. In a separate article from Business Insider, it says the new MacBook Air will have a higher-resolution display than its previous versions. In addition, the next-generation Air laptop is set to run on Apple's El Capitan operating system; and it is expected to have improved processor, bigger Ram capacity and longer battery life.
The upcoming laptop is also believed to have a new biometric scanner for online transactions like Apple Pay payments.
As for MacBook Air's release date, Apple Insider said the thin laptop is set to launch on Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. The event happens every year and is traditionally the platform for Apple to introduce new devices and software.
For MacBook Pro news, Latinos Post reported that the 2016 Macbook Pro would become available in two variants. It will come in a 13-inch and 15-inch version. The device is said to have the latest Intel Skylake-U chipset, OS X El Capitan and a USB Type-C port. The 15-inch model will be priced around $1,699.
Skylake processors will boost MacBook Pro's processing speeds by 10 to 20 percent. It will also improve Pro's graphic chips performance by 16 to 41 percent and will add as much as 30 percent more in battery life. Also, the heavy-duty processor will be incorporating a couple of new wireless communication standards, such as WiDi or Wireless Display and WiGig, a short-range high-speed wireless communication technology.
With that information, let's wait and see if the new MacBook models will hit the market this June. Stay tuned with Gospel Herald for more updates.