The Hello Again event that happened at the end of October 2016 certainly lifted several eyebrows -- not just because there was no mention of a refreshed iMac, but it could also be attributed to the release of a new MacBook Pro model. The MacBook Pro 2016 certainly wants to break new ground (as every self respecting new model of any hardware should, actually), where it will sport a bunch of rather interesting features that will set the pulses racing.
For starters, the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 would be powered by a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor on the high end side of things (although slower processor options are also available, depending on your budget), a Radeon Pro 450 graphics chipset to run all of the graphical proceedings, up to 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage space, not to mention the inclusion of four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Then there is also the rather interesting Touch Bar that comes equipped with Touch ID.
Those are certainly exceptional features, although folks would want something that will be highly portable, and preferably, a device which is powerful enough to enable multi-tasking in the same manner as that of a notebook or desktop. Apple is certainly trying out something new here with the MacBook Pro 2016, where it intends to deliver more than a decent mobile computing experience without weighing too heavily on your shoulders as you bring it with you along. So far, initial impressions of the MacBook Pro 2016 have not been all bouquets and everything nice.
For instance, Forbes did mention that the MacBook Pro 2016 is disappointing, and was pretty boring when announced. Apart from that, there is no clear vision as to who the MacBook Pro 2016 is meant for, further muddling up the idea of the device. Do you agree with what Forbes had to say about the MacBook Pro 2016?
Perhaps this is but where Apple is headed for -- to target just about anyone and everyone. Basically, the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 will have the kind of processing muscle to be able to cater to professionals as well as Mac users who simply use it for everyday, basic tasks from the comfort of their homes or office.
We supposed the only thing that would make the MacBook Pro 2016 interesting would be the inclusion of the ground-breaking Touch Bar technology that would certainly find a place with both casual as well as professional users. To see the incorporation of the Touch Bar into the Magic Keyboard 2 is but a step in the right direction, a logical move, so to speak. Not only that, Apple has also made sure that Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and the inclusion of a spanking new T1 chip would bring this portable workstation to scale new heights. However, apart from the Touch Bar technology, everything else about the MacBook Pro 2016 do seem to point to a high end mobile computing experience, which will target the professional user market. Now with the MacBook Pro 2016 model released, we can look forward to the iMac 2017 instead.