Rumors about the features and release date of the MacBook Pro 2016 continue to keep Apple users excited. Now, Cult of Mac has revealed that the upcoming lineup will be Apple?s ?most significant upgrade ever.?
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said that the soon-to-be released laptops will be thinner, lighter and will measure 13-15 inches. Instead of physical function keys on the keyboard, it will reportedly have Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar. The same metal injection molded hinges and butterfly mechanism keyboard will also still be integrated.
Other rumored features of the MacBook Pro 2016 are Thunderbolt 3 with USB Type-C, faster Skylake processors and 400-series Polaris graphics chips.
Many are also excited that personal virtual assistant Siri will be among the new features of the MacBook Pro 2016.
As for the release date, the MacBook Pro 2016 will reportedly arrive in the final quarter of 2016. There have been speculations that the delay in the product?s launch is due to the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack.
Yibada reported that this will be a new feature of another soon-to-be released Apple device, the iPhone 7. The Cupertino-based tech giant will reportedly begin phasing out this old feature and will introduce an innovation to replace it.
Wall Street Journal explained that removing the headphone jack will not only make a device slimmer by around 1mm thinner, but it will also be made more water resistant. However, BGR reported that Apple has been criticized for their plans to do away with wired audio technology due to the fact that many customers still own wired headphones.
Even with the delay that is supposedly due to the headphone jack removal, some still expect that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be released sooner since Apple has reportedly already began pulling out its non-Retina MacBook Pro in stores.
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