Apple had refreshed its MacBook lineup in the previous month. Now, it is heavily pegged to announce the MacBook Pro 2016 at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month.
In 2015, Apple had released 13-inch and 15-inch models of MacBook Pro in March and May, respectively. Hence, the upcoming WWDC event seems to be the right platform for the Cupertino company to announce successor models. Moreover, retailers like Best Buy and MacMall have slashed the prices of last year’s MacBook Pro notebooks which also indicates that the arrival of newer models is close at hand.
Here are the expected specifications and features of the 2016 MacBook Pro:
Two Models With New Design
Like last year, Apple is likely to launch 13-inch and 15-inch models of MacBook Pro 2016. Both the notebooks are expected to sport Retina Displays. Rumors have it that both the editions will be coming with slimmer chassis. Design-wise, they are expected to resemble 12-inch MacBook.
Latest Skylake Chipset
The MacBook Pro 2016 is rumored to feature the sixth generation Skylake processors. Competitor brands like Dell and HP have already launched Skylake processor powered notebook. Now, Apple is speculated to launch Skylake powered MacBook Pro 2016 notebooks. The new chipset will significantly improve the performance and battery life of the notebook.
The upcoming MacBook Pro is speculated to feature new GPU products from AMD and Nvidia. Hence, the new notebooks are expected to bring significant improvement in the graphics department, Macworld reported.
The MacBook Pro 2016 is speculated to feature a touch-sensitive keyboard that will not have physical keys. Moreover, the surface of the keyboard will be able to recognize touch pressures of different levels and deliver feedback accordingly.
Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Ports
The 2016 MacBook Pro is expected to feature multiple USB-C ports. It is also rumored to include Thunderbolt 3 that can deliver up to 40 GB per second of data transfer speeds.