2016 MacBook Pro Snubbed At Apple Event; Will It Get It’s Own Special Release? – iTech Post
The MacBook Air did not show up at Apple’s event. Rumors now suggest that the MacBook with OLED function screen will be released as early as October.
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Despite all the rumors that spread online about a 2016 version of the MacBook Pro, it looks like Apple isn’t ready to announce the device just yet. This sparks a new rumor about Apple holding a different event for its 2016 MacBook Pro announcement. However, after how Apple disregarded the MacBook Pro in its September 7 event, it’s easy to predict that no MacBook Pro is showing up this year.
MacBook Pro Announcement 2016
Unfortunately, even rumorists and leaksters couldn’t agree on a single release date for the 2016 MacBook Pro release. There are sources who say that the MacBook Pro will be revealed October 2016. There are also others who were so frustrated for its absence that they end up assuming that the device won’t be making an appearance until 2017.
Needless to say, Apple deprived its fans of at least knowing when the company is unveiling a new MacBook Pro. Apparently, the company believes that despite the latest MacBook Pro being 4 years old, it still doesn’t need a successor.
The Disappointing Turn Of Apple Event
After all the accumulated excitement for an OLED function bar and improved laptop processor, the MacBook Pro 2016 did not make it to the Apple event. It is quite disappointing that the company is still selling its old laptops with old processors, CNET reports, and not giving fans any clue about the arrival of new models. Mac fans can probably agree that a new MacBook Pro is long overdue.
MacOS Sierra Arrives Instead Of The New Laptop
In compensation to the absence of new 2016 MacBook Pro, a consolation announcement has been made by Apple. According to the Apple team, the macOS Sierra is coming really soon. As per reports, Mac owners will be able to upgrade their macOS on September 20. This free upgrade to macOS however, isn’t for every Mac unit. What happens is that if you own a Mac that has been released not later than 2010, then you can get the new macOS upgrade. If your Mac is older than that, you can’t get the new update.
Apple’s Lack Of New Macs – Conclusions
Now that the expected September 7 announcement of the MacBook Pro 2016 has jumped out of the window, those who held off buying a laptop to wait for Mac can now start checking out other options. Unless of course if a new evidence would arise that the new Mac will show up very soon.
Until then, it might be better to hold off the waiting and start considering other brands. Besides, laptops are far more complex than phones, so it is still reasonable for Apple to take time in developing the MacBook Pro’s successor. However, fans can only hope that the company would announce the device before it becomes rumored to be phased out.