MacBook Pro 2016 is one of the most-awaited laptops of this year. And as the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 seems to have been delayed, it looks like Apple will have this year to itself for proving its mettle in the notebook market. As for the 2016 MacBook Pro, there are many rumors floating around on the web that suggest some very exciting things about the laptop.
YIBADA reports that the older MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models are getting discounted, which means that the MacBook Pro 2016 is not far away from its release. So let’s take the MacBook Pro 2016 release rumors one by one, and after that, read on to know about what will happen with the MacBook Air (2016).
1. MacBook Pro 2016 Releasing on 13th June?
This is one of the most important and the most prominent rumors about the upcoming Apple laptop. A report by IBTimes suggests that this year’s MacBook Pro iteration will be launched at the WWDC 2016 event which will begin on 13th June and end on 17th June. Rumors suggest that Apple might launch the new notebook on the first day of the event itself, and the WWDC is also going to unveil the next version of iOS and OS X.
2. Apple Will Use Intel’s Sixth-Gen Skylake Processors
A ChristianTimes report says that the Cupertino company will use the latest Skylake processors in the MacBook Pro 2016 models. This processor has already been seen in the recently updated MacBook 2016 and is already being used by other major laptop manufacturers. Skylake processors will be faster and will also improve the overall battery life significantly.
3. Better Graphics and Faster Flash Storage
Rumors say that Apple is going to use the latest AMD and NVIDIA GPUs in the upcoming update to the MacBook Pro. These new GPUs will vastly improve the graphics performance and will help users run graphics-intensive programs more smoothly. Also, it is being said that the new laptops will come with faster flash storage for speedier performance.
4. Rose Gold, Retina Display, Touch-Sensitive Keyboard
A report from NewsEveryday says that the MacBook Pro 2016 will come in a Rose Gold finish and will be flaunting a widescreen Retina Display. Also, there might be a touch-sensitive keyboard that will respond different to different pressures of touch and might make typing faster and easier. Lastly, there’s a rumor that says we might get an upgraded FaceTime camera.
5. MacBook Pro 2016 Will Be Thinner and Lighter
Apple is rumored to be launching a 13-inch and a 15-inch model for the 2016 MacBook Pro. It is being said that the new laptops will lighter and thinner than ever, and we have seen an example of that in the new MacBook (2016). A BGR report says that Apple might kill off the MacBook Air lineup completely as the new MacBooks are already going to be offering better specs in a similarly sleeker package.
A speculation also says that we might get a cheaper MacBook Pro 2016 model that will break the market and bring in more new customers for Apple. Though that seems unlikely, it’s not impossible.
What Will Happen to the MacBook Air (2016)?
As of now, all the rumors are are saying that the upcoming MacBook Pro models will be so lighter and thinner than their previous iterations that the Air models won’t be needed anymore. It is being said that Apple might kill the MacBook Air lineup completely, so we might never see the MacBook Air 2016. The rumor that the Pro models will be cheaper than ever also confirms that the Air series might come to an end.
All these rumors will only be confirmed once Apple launches the MacBook Pro 2016 at the WWDC. The wait is on!