All hopes harbored by Mac loyalists worldwide to see the MacBook Pro 2016 in Apple’s March event have now been shattered. The Cupertino-based tech heavyweight unveiled the iPhone SE, iPad Pro with a smaller screen and also the new Apple Watch straps, but there was no word on the next-generation MacBook Pro.
Worth noting, Apple usually releases its new laptops around this time of the year and the MacBook Pro 13-inch edition was updated nearly a year ago. However, now that it did not happen, we assume it would safe to predict the MacBook Pro 2016 release date to fall sometime in June or thereafter (Note: Don’t forget that WWDC 2016 will take place in June).
MacBook Pro 2016 specs and features
As you may have already heard it from the rumor mills, MacBook Pro 2016 specs are likely to include Intel’s Skylake processor. As of today, no MacBook offers Skylake whereas arch rivals like Dell, HP and Microsoft have already embraced the sixth-generation Intel chips.
That inevitably means that Apple is unlikely to waste any further time in bringing Skylake onboard with its MacBook Pro lineup. If this indeed happens, Skylake will ensure a far superior performance vis-a-vis speed and efficiency.
Better still, Skylake will also lead to a boost in MacBook Pro 2016’s battery life as well. The device will come preloaded with El Capitan, which according to reports, will add more to the efficiency factor.
For the uninitiated, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro currently boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours whereas the 15-inch Retina version is capable of delivering up to eight hours of backup.
Another rumor about MacBook Pro 2016 that has been swirling around for a while is that the device will have the touchscreen feature along with a detachable screen (just like the Surface Book) to add more to mobility.
So far the design is concerned, Apply is unlikely to amend the design of the next-generation MacBook Pro 2016. If anything, the company will at the best introduce a new gold model, MacWorld UK reports.