MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, News & Update: Apple Confirmed October 27 Launch? Laptop Sports Skylake, Not Kaby Lake? Specs, Features Unveiled!

By Maui , Updated Oct 17, 2016 10:48 AM EDT

Apple is surely busy for its upcoming event happening in a few days. Avid fans and tech junkies are very excited for the launch of Apple's latest products, such as the MacBook Pro 2016 and the MacBook Air 2016, that is expected to happen on October 27.

But, before the official launch of the MacBook Pro 2016, there have been rumors that are already spreading about its specs and features. According to a report from 9to5mac, the device will be featuring an OLED touch screen that will be placed above the keyboard. It is also going to replace the FN keys of the previous versions. It might also have shortcut keys for all the frequently-used applications.

Sources also say that MacBook Pro 2016 will sport a Touch ID sensor feature that is commonly used on iPhones. If this claim is true, the MacBook Pro 2016 security is also be better than before because of its fingerprint login ability. The upcoming laptop will also be lighter and thinner than its predecessors, as per rumors.

According to a report from Apple Insider, the new MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to come in two different screen sizes: the 13-inch and 15-inch, with both of it having high resolution retina display. There are also several rumors saying that the MacBook Pro 2016 will sport the latest Intel's seventh gen Kaby Lake processor but some critics strongly believe that Apple will use the Intels Skylake processor instead.

The Skylake processor will increase the device' performance by 20% compared to the previous models. Apple will also improve the MacBook Pro 2016 cooling system to support its new features so users don't have to worry if they are using the device that much.

A USB Type-C port is also going to be one of the newest features of MacBook Pro 2016. This will make data transfers easier and a lot faster. The port will be using the ThunderBolt 3 connectivity, which is a protocol that shares a connector design with USB-C. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more MacBook Pro 2016 news and updates!

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