MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, News & Update: Refreshed Apple Laptop Needs To Come With Kaby Lake Processor

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Sep 21, 2016 03:06 PM EDT
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The potential coming of the MacBook Pro 2016 has now ramped up following previous reports that the much-awaited refresh is happening this Fall. Paired with some hype from Apple CEO Tim Cook, MacBook Pro fans have all the reason to get excited.

As mentioned in a previous post, it has been more than 479 days since the MacBook Pro had a refresh and with that said, one can imagine the eager anticipation as folks hope that the wait is worth it. The months have seen various rumors tied up to the MacBook Pro 2016. Among the popular features that the next Apple notebook will reportedly have to offer include OLED touch strips, Type-C USB ports, Touch ID, and a fingerprint scanner.

The MacBook Pro 2016 will be thinner and such has hinted at the possible removal of the headphone jacks as well. If so, such will not be surprising considering it will also help in the sales of Apple’s Airpods. While those MacBook Pro 2016 rumors have been recurring and likely imminent, one important feature that has yet to be confirmed is the actual chips the laptop will use. Many are under the impression that Apple will shift to the more powerful Kaby Lake chips with the assumption that deliveries have been fulfilled to the Cupertino company, Apple Insider reported. 

In the event that the latest Kaby Lake processors have not yet arrived, the likely recourse points to a possible Skylake processor to be used. From a consumer’s perspective, that could be a low point though overall performance still counts. Seeing that Apple has not altered anything on the coming of the MacBook Pro 2016 this fall, it may be safe to assume that it will indeed come out with a Kaby Lake SoC inside.

For a preview on what the device could do, one can refer to the recently unveiled iPhone 7. In another previous post, the performance of the A10 Fusion chip on the iPhone 7 strongly hints at a more powerful MacBook Pro 2016 banking on something similar. Given its high-end specs, the MaccBook Pro 2016 will need all the sources of power it can get.

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