Apple MacBook Pro 2016 News, Updates: Release Date, Specs And Features

By Victor Thomson , May 04, 2016 02:55 AM EDT

According to reports, Apple is expected to launch its new 2016 MacBook Pro in June, at the upcoming WWDC event.

Tech Times reports that Apple has released its last MacBook Pro laptops back in 2015, the 13-inch model in March and the 15-inch version in May. Analyzing the company's previous launch cycles, tech experts presume that a MacBook Pro 2016 reveal might happen soon. The WWDC event would serve as the perfect occasion for the new device's release.

Upon introducing the refreshed MacBook models, Phillip Schiller, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing, declared in a press release last month that MacBook is the lightest and thinnest laptop the company has ever made. The Mac is Apple's vision for the future of the notebook. Schiller added that customers will certainly appreciate this update to MacBook, with longer battery life, faster graphics, faster flash storage, the latest processors and a beautiful rose gold finish.

If MacBook models brought such notable improvements, the upcoming 2016 MacBook Pro is expected to be even more impressive and powerful. And the recent price cuts on Best Buy's website for the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2015 suggest that the next generation is just around the corner.

Tech experts speculate that the new-generation MacBook Pro 2016 may come with a price tag of around $1,300 for the base model, considering the prices of previous iterations. According to International Business Times, the new MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to be powered by the sixth-generation Intel Skylake processors.

This would be an upgrade from the previous Haswell and Broadwell processors in existing models. The new Intel processor is faster and would enable the 2016 MacBook Pro to reach higher performance.

The MacBook Pro 2016 is not expected to come with any major changes in terms of design. According to MacWorld, aside from a potential gold model, it is possible that nothing changes at all in terms of appearance.

The same publication also expects that Retina displays will still remain the norm. A Butterfly key switch mechanism, USB Type-C support and a significant graphics upgrade might also be on the list of updates.

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