Apple has already sent out invitations for the October 27th event dubbed “Hello Again” – an event where the MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to be unveiled.
Even though Apple has not confirmed that the event will see a new MacBook Pro 2016 unveiled, market experts are adamant that this will indeed happen. In fact, claims are that Apple will be launching two variants of the device, a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model as well.
According to renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a person who has correctly predicted what Apple is up to on more than one occasion, the MacBook Pro 2016 will be the major highlight of this event. Both variants of the laptop will come with a refreshed design featuring an OLED touch bar right above the keyboard, USB Type-C ports, a Touch ID sensor, however, expect to see the same design for the keyboard as what you see on the MacBook Pro 2015.
With smartphones now headed for the 4K display world, rumors have been pointing towards a similar change with the MacBook Pro 2016. However, you might be disappointed since Kuo believes that this is not yet the time for this feature. The only update that will be coming to the display screens of these devices will be the updated Wide Color technology, otherwise, the same panel used on last year’s models will be retained. Surprisingly, the report also suggests that Apple will use the same processor used on the Apple Watch, but this is only for the OLED touch bar.
Given that Apple last refreshed the MacBook Pro lineup over a year ago, it is possible that this event could bring about a new MacBook Pro 2016. As noted earlier, there is still no confirmation from Apple, but if indeed the device is unveiled, it could easily end up being the best-selling laptop of 2016, even ahead of the magnificent Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
While the MacBook Pro 2016 itself might be a major highlight of the event, the debuting macOS Sierra could also steal the day. There is no doubt that Windows 10 has taken things to the next level, however, OS X has always had the upper hand. Now that macOS Sierra is bringing more features to the Mac, including the iOS-based Siri digital assistant, the Mac lineup is set to get a major boost in terms of stability, ease of navigation, performance and the general experience.