MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, News & Update: Kaby Lake or Skylake, Which One Will Apple Go For? [SPECS, FEATURES, PRICE]

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Sep 07, 2016 07:34 AM EDT

The upcoming Apple event on Sept. 7 is eagerly awaited by consumers and fans alike. Apple MacBook Pro 2016 enthusiasts believe that the tech giant will announce the device's release on that day. Some even feel Apple will unveil the gadget during the event. However, latest reports suggest Apple's choice of processors will decide when the MacBook releases.

The Apple MacBook Pro 2016 has two obvious main processor choices, Skylake and Kaby Lake. Last updated in 2015, the current MacBook Pro line utilizes Haswell and Broadwell processors, based on the model. Unless CEO Tim Cook has something up his sleeves, Apple will perhaps not be the first to supply a Kaby Lake desktop replacement laptop.

Thus, to release the MacBook Pro 2016 in September, Apple has to go with the Skylake processor. It is well past time for the company to update its MacBook Pro line and if Apple wants to retain its "pro" image, then the Kaby Lake processor seems apt, but for that, MacBook Pro 2016 enthusiasts may have to wait longer.

In all probability the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 will use the Skylake processor as processors fans want to see in the computer, such as the Kaby Lake processor, aren't expected until the end of 2016 at the earliest, reports Apple Insider. Skylake processors are currently being used in other MacBook 2016 models.

Skylake is a generation back than the Kaby Lake processor though it also supports Thunderbolt 3 and 4K capability. But energy consumption is optimized compared to Kaby Lake processor. MacBook Pro 2016 may release in September if using Skylake processor.

Kaby Lake, the seventh generation of the Intel Core-family chip uses the same 14nm process as Skylake. It adds native USB 3.1 Generation 2 support that brings full 10 Gbps speeds to the protocol. For more updates on Apple MacBook Pro 2016, stay tuned at GameNGuide.

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