Apple Stores are reportedly beginning to pull out the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro from their show floors. It might be an indication that the improved MacBook Pro 2016 will be released very soon. On the other hand, the launching of next-generation Microsoft Surface Pro might be delayed until next year.
Here's everything you need to know about MacBook Pro 2016 and Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs and price.
Let's start with the rumors about Apple's MacBook Pro 2016. Apple Insider reported Apple is removing the older non-Retina MacBook Pro models from its retail stores in the United States. Even though the laptop is still available in some areas, some electronic shops are no longer displaying it.
In fact, an employee of Apple Store located in Austin said their store stopped selling non-Retina Macbook Pro laptops since last week.
Also, a clerk from Apple Store in New York City expressed the non-Retina models will be outdated soon, and buyers should get the Retina variant of MacBook Pro. He also said that getting a refurbished Retina model would be more budget friendly than purchasing a legacy MacBook Pro that does not have Retina display.
Based on the leaked images posted on Twitter, MacBook Pro 2016 might have four USB Type-C ports. The laptop will also have a touch-enabled OLED panel as a replacement for the function keys. Plus, it might feature a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The MacBook Pro 2016 could cost around $1,119 for 13-inch Retina model and $2,009 for 2.5GHz 15-inch Retina model.
Rumors around the Internet claim Apple will release MacBook Pro 2016 in the last quarter of this year. The much-awaited iPhone 7 will be launched in September, and it is highly likely the MacBook Pro 2016 launch date will be set in October.
Now, let's check out the latest news about Microsoft's Surface Pro 5. Headlines and Global News reported Microsoft may postpone the launching of the hardware. The delay is due to production problems in Intel's Kaby Lake processor which will be installed in Pro 5.
The Kaby Lake chipset, a 14-nanometer processor from Intel, will definitely boost the performance of Pro 5. The chipset will also run on Microsoft's Redstone 2, the next major update for Windows 10.
Surface Pro 5 will have 4K display support. It will also have a stylus open which is powered by a rechargeable battery. Microsoft said the Surface pen will help users to be more productive.
The starting price of the device might be around $750.