MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, News & Update: Laptop To Feature OLED Display, Fingerprint Scanner, No Kaby Lake Processor?

By Maui , Updated Aug 28, 2016 11:22 AM EDT
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Apple's rumored MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to launch this coming September. It is said that the launch of the one of the most anticipated laptops will happen together with the iPhone 7 launch.

Aside from its uneviling, the MacBook Pro 2016 is deemed to have USB 3.1 connectivity and touchscreen capabilities. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the MacBook Pro 2016 will have a touchscreen strip on top of its keyboard. That's in addition to the OLED screen, which would replace the traditional function key row from its previous models.

The MacBook Pro 2016 will also feature a Touch ID and a new hardware. The touchscreen capabilities of the MacBook Pro 2016 will not only provide contextually sensitive buttons, but it will also maximize the device's new features, such as the third party integration and Touch ID.

According to Yibada, Apple will stick to its usual screen sizes, so it's highly probable that the MacBook Pro 2016 would sport a screen size somwhere between 12 to 15 inches, with a high resolution retina display. On the other hand, the MacBook Pro 2016 is also rumored to have Apple's Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner, a feature known to be available only on iOS devices thus far. 

There have been rumors that Apple decided to push back the arrival of the MacBook Pro 2016 due to Intel's Kaby Lake. According to Apple Insider, the new MacBook Pro 2016 model won't be featuring the seventh generation of Intel's Core-series Kaby Lake processor.

As for the choice of integrated graphics of the MacBook Pro 2016 models, Apple seems to be headed in the right direction. The integrated graphic chipsets are greatly more advanced, and are said to feature higher performance than in years past. Advantages in power consumption for omitting a dedicated GPU cannot be denied, either.

Rumors say that the announcement of the MacBook Pro 2016 might possibly happen anytime between September and October. But it's likely that the MacBook Pro 2016 would be unveiled at their annual event in September, with an actual release date slated for November this year.

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