After years of MacBook deprivation, rumors are now strong that a MacBook Pro 2016 is indeed coming soon. Dates are not yet confirmed, but hints and leaks that circulate online may be enough to assume that its arrival isn't very far away. Over the past months, a lot of things have been shared about the MacBook Pro 2016. Now, new reports arise about the technological advancement that might arrive in the MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro 2016 Specs: No Headphone Jack
Just recently, Apple sent out surveys to their users and asked a few questions that seemingly indicate their current progress in their development of the MacBook Pro 2016. One of the most controversial questions asked was "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
This may seem an odd question if the air pods have not been introduced. However, since Apple has openly discussed the lack of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, fans assume that the company also plans to remove the MacBook's jack.
This won't be a very surprising thing. Now that the company has already released new generation of accessories for its newly released device, it's not exactly a surprise if its future devices will use the same set of accessories as well.
MacBook Pro 2016 Specs: Features
Furthermore, aside from the previously rumored OLED function bar, the MacBook Pro 2016 might also come with Touch ID functionality, Inquisitr reported. This will allow fingerprint logins through a touch panel. It would either be embedded on the power button or on the touchpad. A separate fingerprint strip is also a possibility.
MacBook Pro 2016 Specs: Design, Internal Specs
According to Bloomberg, the MacBook Pro 2016 is set to get a major makeover. The laptop will have a slimmer body and a super powerful set of processors. According to the source, the MacBook Pro 2016 might be a good option for video gamers and other heavy users.
MacBook Pro 2016 vs Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2
Although the next generation of Surface devices are also expected to be a big reveal, the MacBook Pro 2016 can definitely put up a good fight with the Microsoft devices. Apple has held back releasing a new MacBook for quite a few years, and this alone can trigger a boost in sales once the company reveals a new one. Plus, the MacBook Pro has waited a long time and thus, it comes with major changes that people might be curious enough to see. Also, when it comes to innovations, the removal of the headphone jack is a very big step for Apple on the MacBook Pro 2016. It is a risk that not every company may be able to take.