As the WWDC 2016 gets closer, rumors about the next MacBook Pro 2016 version are all over the web.
If there is any truth to the latest rumors, then we might have the MacBook Pro unveiled on June 13, with the official release coming a few days later. The same reports claim that the MacBook Air (2016) series will skip the WWDC event in June and instead show up later on, probably before the summer ends or maybe together with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Sticking with the MacBook Pro 2016, some earlier speculations were claiming that Apple will come in with a huge 17-inch variant of the laptop; however, this seems highly unlikely. On the contrary, what looks a little bit realistic is the rumor pointing towards three variants of the laptop. If all goes well, Apple will supposedly come in with two laptops – a 13-inch MacBook Pro and another 15-inch MacBook Pro. This will add to the refreshed version of last year’s 12-inch MacBook, with reports also adding that the design and build of the former devices will be very similar to the smaller device.
Apple is reportedly looking to build the slimmest iPhone ever and as it seems, the same story is coming to the MacBook Pro lineup. In addition, Cupertino is rumored to be working on color or finish options that are very similar to the offerings on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. This means that the MacBook Pro 2016 might feature Gold and Rose Gold color variants. Cool huh!
Specs and features of MacBook Pro (2016)
Under the hood, Apple will reportedly renew the chipset to the latest Intel Skylake as well as pack the laptops with OS X 10.12 (or macOS 11). The Skylake chipset is actually the latest version from Intel and it already available in the company’s Mac devices. If this is right, the upcoming laptops will enjoy the same superior performance offered by this 6th-gen Intel chipset.
The chipset is said to come with the ability to boost computing power as well as energy efficiency. In short, you will have improved productivity as well as extra hours of use. Other upgrades to expect with respect to the MacBook Pro (2016) include USB Type-C port, more storage volume (256GB) as well as Siri.
As far as pricing is concerned, expect to get the 12-inch MacBook Pro at the same price as last year’s model. The larger 15-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is expected to cost in the regions of $2100.