MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, News & Update: Is This The MacBook Pro We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Sep 23, 2016 02:49 AM EDT | By Luis Vincent Gochoco

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There has been a ton of buzz for a new MacBook Pro to be released by Apple this coming October. Let's jump into the rumors, leaks and news of what could the Cupertino tech giant be planning to do with the MacBook Pro 2016.

The Dynamic Function Row for the MacBook Pro 2016

For months now, there's already been several reports of an OLED Touch Screen Display addition on top of the MacBook Pro 2016 keyboard. The said OLED display is touted as the "Dynamic Function Row."

 

A new Skylake or Kaby Lake Processor?

With high-end laptop rivals planning to support Kaby Lake seventh-gen processor, will Apple roll with the tides as well? The MacBook Pro 2016 is rumored to be blessed with a processor upgrade of either an Intel seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor or a sixth-gen Skylake chip. The only problem regarding the MacBook Pro 2016 carrying a Skylake processor is that Apple is planning to equip the MacBook Pro 2016 with a 5K resolution display. Something the sixth-gen Skylake processor is not built for.

Say goodbye to Jack?

With Apple pushing for a wireless future for tech gadgets, the MacBook Pro could be the next one in line to have the headphone jack removed from its hardware. With the rumor of adding up to four USB Type-C ports on the new MacBook Pro 2016, this could be a big possibility. As stated by TechRadar, "Apple isn't sentimental about removing supposedly must-have features it deems redundant - the MacBook Pro lost its SuperDrive years ago - so could those ports be for the bullet too in favor of one or two USB-C ports? Reports seem to point to that."

MacBook Pro 2016 Touch ID Secured

Another debut for the MacBook Pro 2016 is the inclusion of a Touch ID sensor. The Touch ID sensor has graced Apple iPhone products since 2013, making its first appearance on the iPhone 5S. According to 9to5Mac, "Incorporating it into the power button would clearly make sense, allowing the same one-touch process to power-on and authenticate as is possible with the Home button on current iPhones."

Stay tuned to Game & Guide for more MacBook Pro 2016 news and update.

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