MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, Specs, News & Update: Laptop Confirmed To Have Special Launch Date? A No-Show at Apple’s September Event

By Laine Lucas , Updated Sep 09, 2016 10:51 AM EDT

Everyone is already talking about Apple's new iPhone 7 after it was officially launched at the company's Sept. 7 event. However, missing from the bunch of Apple products launch on that day was the MacBook Pro 2016 - the release date of which still remains a big mystery.

A lot of Apple laptop fans have been hoping that the Cupertino-based tech giant will finally introduce a refreshed version of the MacBook Pro, but somehow that didn't happen. Now, fans are wondering when they will see the new MacBook Pro 2016. Latest rumors suggest that the next iteration will be launched sometime next month, although this hasn't been confirmed by the company.

MacWorld also pointed out that an October release is possible and that the laptop will make its debut alongside a new version of the iPad. Whether or not the new MacBook Pro 2016 will be announced next month remains to be seen, but the publication stated that Apple will release the new laptop before the year ends. The company might do it in a separate event or carry out the update quietly. There are also other reports suggesting that the device will even be introduced as late as 2017.

As for the specs, rumors about what MacBook Pro 2016 can bring to the table continue to spread online. Several news outlets have already reported that the laptop might come with an OLED touchscreen panel that will replace the standard function keys. All internals are also expected to receive an upgrade, with Intel Kaby Lake as the processor that has long been rumored to be part of the laptop.

It is also expected that the MacBook Pro 2016 will no longer have the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. Apple has already applied this change to the iPhone 7, in favor of wireless headphones, and it is speculated that the laptop will also adopt this feature. At this point, nothing has been set in stone so readers should just take the reports with a grain of salt.

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