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Apple News Round-Up: MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, iPad Pro 2 and Apple 'Tank' Rumors

( [email protected] ) Aug 11, 2016 10:13 AM EDT
A host of new Apple products are coming this year. After the launching of iPhone 7 on September, we may hear the announcement of MacBook Pro 2016 and iPad Pro 2. In addition, rumors about Apple car are now circulating online, hinting that the tech giant may reveal it very soon.
The Apple Store is seen in Santa Monica, California, United States, February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A host of new Apple products are coming this year. After the launching of iPhone 7 on September, we may hear the announcement of MacBook Pro 2016 and iPad Pro 2. In addition, rumors about Apple car are now circulating online, hinting that the tech giant may reveal it very soon.

To begin, let's start with news about MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs and price. Time reported the laptop would have an OLED mini screen just above the keyboard where the function keys are located. 

Compare to typical keyboard, the rumored touch panel would be able to change its appearance based on application that are running. For example, when iTunes is running, it might display playback controls, volume controls and song randomizer. The overall goal of the OLED mini screen is to simplify keyboard shortcuts for user's convenience.

Inside, Apple would probably install the Intel Skylake processors. The chipset will definitely boost the performance of MacBook Pro 2016 and improve its energy consumption. Buyers can also expect better Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips.

Bloomberg reported Apple won't announce the new MacBook Pro at the iPhone 7 launch event on September. Instead, the Cupertino-based company will introduce the laptop in November. The tech firm may also debut the iPad Pro 2 on the same month.

Speaking of iPad Pro 2, the next-generation tablet may have a pretty fast A10 processor which is present in iPhone 7. It might also come in Rose Gold option which is now available in most of Apple's products.

An alleged leaked photo of iPad Pro 2 published in Apple Insider hints that the tablet may come very soon. The device has model number "MH1C2CD/F." This number is not assigned to any Apple products, leading some to say it might be the serial for iPad Pro 2. As of now, experts are still verifying the authenticity of the image.

Meanwhile, Apple has been granted its first vehicle-based patent, which could be used for heavily rumored Apple Car. However, this might be the car that many would not have expected. The bizarre patent shows that the Cupertino company is developing an "articulated vehicle" with tank-like treads.

Sketches filed with the patent show a linking mechanism between to vehicles, along with a steering device. The patent was granted earlier this week to Apple and defence firm BAE Systems.

Stay tuned with us for more Apple news.

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