The new MacBook Pro (2016) is just around the corner. Some reports suggest that the announcement of the new models from Apple’s most popular laptop series should happen during October. Mark Gurman (Bloomberg) confirms these rumors, his report states that the new MacBook Pro line should be announced during this month. If you want to buy a new laptop, waiting a bit more can prove a smart choice. Here are five reasons why you should wait for the new MacBook Pro (2016).
1. Touch ID sensor
Many rumors talk about new features that will be a part of the new model. One of the biggest new features is the presence of the Touch ID sensor. Forget about typing numerous passwords, with Touch ID you’ll be able to do all that in just a few seconds. Touch ID power button should ease the sign in process. One huge reason to wait for the new MacBook Pro models.
2. Better Battery Life
The current MacBook Pro generation offers 10 hours of battery life for the 13-inch model and 9 hours for the 15-inch model. The new generation should improve this already impressive battery life. Reports suggest that with the inclusion of the new Kaby Lake processors from Intel (that are extremely power efficient) the battery life should improve greatly. So, before deciding to buy a new laptop, wait a few weeks, you might be positively surprised.
3. Graphics Upgrades
Another game changer that could push the most popular laptop line from Apple is new graphic cards featured on the 15-inch model (13-inch model uses integrated graphic solutions). Both Nvidia and AMD released some proper powerhouses this year, and Nvidia made mobile GPUs as powerful as their desktop counterparts. On top of this, the new mobile GPUs are quite power efficient. Great performance in combination with better power efficiency is a winning formula. Another strong reason to wait for MacBook Pro (2016).
4. New Design
The new MacBook Pro (2016) Line should feature many design changes. Flatter keyboard, already mentioned Touch ID sensor, better trackpad, the long awaited OLED touch strip replacing the classic function keys, and shallower curves around the edges are another quite important reason to wait a bit before buying a new laptop.
5. USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Ports
The new MacBooks should feature USB-type C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. These will enable higher data speeds, a possibility of charging devices via USB Type-C port, better hard drive connections, and more ports than before. Great reason to wait for the new MacBook Pro generation.