Apple fans were expecting a new MacBook during Apple?s September unveiling. However, the company remained tight lipped about its new laptop during the event. Latest reports claim that the Cupertino based tech giant could launch the new MacBook Pro 2016 along with the next-gen MacBook Air in October.
It is reported that Apple started the development of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 2016 in the second quarter of 2016. Intel has just released the Kaby Lake processors. Thus, it is highly likely that the company will stick to sixth generation Skylake processor in its upcoming laptops.
Director of Tablet and Notebook PCs at IHS Markit Technology, Rhoda Alexander told Forbes, ?Production started in the second calendar quarter on refreshes of the 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch MacBook Pro [and] the 13.3-inch MacBook Air, products will launch in late September or October of 2016.?
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Now as September is almost gone past and there is no update from Apple regarding a launch event, the launch will most probably happen by the end of October 2016. Meanwhile, there is a lot of rumors about the specs of MacBook Pro 2016.
MacBook Pro Specs
Back in May, reports about the introduction of an OLED touch bar with integrated fingerprint reader surfaced on the internet. It is reported that Apple will replace the physical function keys with a touch sensitive OLED bar. The new OLED bar will be used to unlock the device with fingerprint. Earlier, it was expected that the device will use the iPhone?s fingerprint reader.
Moreover, it is expected that the latest macOS ?Sierra? will let the users unlock the device with Apple Watch. The device will identify its user with the paired Apple Watch. The device will unlock automatically when a paired wearable will be in a required range. This is going to be one of the coolest feature of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016. If Apple is actually working on this feature, the new MacBook Air will most probably have it as well.
Other rumoured features include 5K display with its own GPU, a USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. As Apple has started rolling out macOS ?Sierra,? the new device will roll out with latest OS.
Keep checking TheBitBag regularly as we will update the information as soon as more details about MacBook Pro 2016 and MacBook Air emerge!