2016 MacBook Pro vs 2016 Macbook: Should You Upgrade?

By Adie Pieraz , Jun 29, 2016 07:19 AM EDT

Apple still has not unveiled the official release date for the 2016 MacBook Pro. Despite this, however, all signs are pointing towards a launch before the end of the year.

Past models of the MacBook Pro are being removed from store shelves, both in Apple retailers and its partner stores. As University Herald reported, a clerk from Austin first pointed this out, and it led many to believe that Apple wanted to make room for its upcoming devices. Among these, of course, is the 2016 MacBook Pro.

According to Yibada, The Pro will come in 13 and 15 inch variants, while the 2016 MacBook currently sizes in at 12 inches. The 2016 Pro will also sport 4 USB Type C ports, which the publication relates to a more enhanced and increased productivity. Meanwhile, Apple has designed the MacBook with just one USB Type-C port. In addition, the 2016 MacBook Pro is also said to come in a unibody design.

If anything is for sure, it is that the 2016 MacBook pro will be shipped with MacOS Sierra, which has already been confirmed by Apple. This simply means that there will be more features and functions of the MacBook. Siri, Touch ID unlocking and Apple Watch compatibility is included in this. On the other hand, the current 2016 MacBook is operated by OS X El Capitan.

Another feature that is expected to arrive with the MacBook Pro is the OLED touch panels. These touch panels will replace the current function key row on the keyboard and will settle nicely at the top portion of the keyboard section.

The 2016 MacBook Pro is expected to roll out by the 4th quarter of the year and the updated MacBook Air is expected to arrive in the market sometime after that.

However, it could be cause for concern that Apple is starting to pull out the older models of its devices, particularly the MacBook Pro and the older version of the MacBook. After all, they are still hot commodities. And yet, the action itself begs to ask whether it means that, once 2016 MacBook Pro is released, the older models become insignificant.  

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