Apple did not give any updates about MacBook Pro 2016 when it launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week. However, Apple fans might see a refreshed Mac laptop this year based on Tim Cook's recent statement. Now, here's everything you need to know about MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs and rumors on the web.
Latest reports suggest a redesigned MacBook Pro will be revealed at some point this fall, most likely in October. Apple is yet to announce a new keynote event, but Tim Cook's response to a reader's email hints MacBook Pro 2016 is underway.
When asked about the launching of long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh, Apple CEO said that he "loves the Mac" and that the company is "very committed" to it. He also told to customer to "stay tuned' for more update.
It has been more than 480 days since the Retina MacBook Pro released in March 2015. With that amount of time, it would not be surprising if Apple decides to unveil a refreshed version this year.
Based on alleged leaked photo of MacBook Pro, the new laptop will have four USB-C ports. This means that the machine will not offer HDMI port, USB-A port, SD card slot or a MagSafe connection - components that are present in the original MacBook Pro.
Interestingly, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about the possible features of MacBook Pro. One of the questions asks if users use headphone port on their MacBook Pro with Retina display. This might indicate that the company plans to remove the standard jack of the laptop, a move that it made in the iPhone 7 series.
Furthermore, the next MacBook Pro might be thinner and lighter than its previous version, and it could have a secondary OLED touch display atop the keyboard, as per report from BGR.
Inside, it might be powered by the Kaby Lake chipset from Intel. Compare to Skylake, Kaby Lake contains much powerful internal components for faster data processing and better battery life. Tech experts believe this next-generation CPU will help MacBook 2016 to take a big lead ahead of its competitors.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich previously said the Kaby Lake-powered devices will become available in the "the second half of 2016". If his statement is true, it adds fuel to the rumored October 2016 launching of this year's MacBook Pro.
However, as always, readers are advised to take the Macbook Pro- related details mentioned above with proverbial pinch of salt. Apple has not yet confirmed or denied anything.
We'll keep you posted if there's new information.