Sep 23, 2016 11:02 AM EDT | By Tim Armstrong
Following the release of Apple's seventh generation iPhone, fans and critics have switched their focus on the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016. The highly anticipated laptop has been a favorite subject of numerous rumors and speculations for several months now. New reports have emerged suggesting that the new device might get revealed at the company's October presser. However, there are speculations saying that the Cupertino-based company might wait for Intel's next generation core processor called Kaby Lake.
A MacBook Pro 2016 running on Kaby Lake chipset would certainly ensure the company a top spot in the tight laptop market. Intel has already announced the arrival of its latest powerful processor at the end of this year. If Apple decides to release the new flagship laptop before 2016 ends, they may have to resort for the less powerful SkyLake CPU. Nonetheless, industry experts are saying that the new MacBook Pro 2016 will arrive with innovative designs along with an impressive specs and features.
Reports have been circulating that the new laptop will be thinner and lighter compared to its predecessor. There are also speculations saying that Apple will change the hinge design of the new MacBook Pro 2016. It was previously rumored that Microsoft will also be changing the hinge design of its upcoming Surface Pro 5. If rumors prove to be true, the two laptops might both arrive in the market with one thing in common.
The upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 might also sport a new audio jack similar to that of the new iPhone 7. Rumor has it that Apple will also eliminate the traditional 3.5mm headphone connector from its upcoming flagship laptop.
Meanwhile, several reports have already surfaced suggesting that MacBook Pro 2016 will no longer have the basic functions keys. According to tech experts, the essential feature will be replaced with an OLED display touch bar right above the keyboard. However, Apple has yet to provide the significant details of the device's development and release date. Stay tuned for more news and update about the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016.
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