MacBook Pro 2016 Release Update: Lightning Port A True Possibility?

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The MacBook Pro 2016 is one of the most anticipated devices by Apple. Latest reports claim that the company is planning to replace the 3.5 mm jack with a lightning port.

The company has remained tight lipped about the features and release date of the new MacBook. However, rumors circulating around it suggest that MacBook Pro 2016 will roll out with significant changes. The lightning port is among one of these changes.

Apple is supposed to launch the MacBook Pro 2016 in September. The release could be delayed as the company is busy in replacing the 3.5 mm jack with a lightning port. Moreover, Apple is planning to clear the inventories of the current models of the MacBook Pro before the release of next-generation. These inventories especially includes the models without retina display.

This will not help the company as buyers are already waiting for the new MacBook. The customers will obviously wait for the new MacBook rather than buy older models. Apple is offering discounts on the current models. The 12-inch MacBook Air that comes in two variants, 128GB and 256GB, are available for $849 and $1,139, respectively. The company is also offering discounts on its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros.

Macbook Air

Macbook Air

Other than a lightning port, MacBook Pro 2016 is supposed to include a USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. MacBook Pro 2016 will be powered by Intel?s latest Skylake processor accompanied by 8GB RAM. The device will have 1TB onboard storage. MacBook Pro 2016 will roll out with pre-installed macOS Sierra.

MacBook Pro 2016 is supposed to include OLED touch bar with integrated fingerprint reader. Apple could also introduce a brand new feature to unlock the device. The new macOS Sierra will somehow let the users unlock their MacBook with Apple Watch. The MacBook will identify its user with the wearable and will unlock automatically when the Apple Watch is in the required range. This feature is more interesting than having a fingerprint reader. With this super cool feature, all you will have to do is wear an Apple Watch.

MacBook Pro 2016 OLED Touchbar

MacBook Pro 2016 OLED Touchbar

TheBitBag team would like to remind the readers that these specs are based on the rumors around the MacBook Pro 2016.

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