MacBook Pro 2016 Latest Rumors, Release Date & Update: New Lightweight Takes Place Of MacBook Air

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Aug 22, 2016 12:07 PM EDT

All eyes are on the MacBook Pro 2016 which could be out as early as next month. If so, this means that the next Macbook variant will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 7.

This remains unofficial for now though both carry something in common – minimal changes to the overall specs. But would it be wise to expect both to take the limelight at the same time? Would it not harm the proper attention and interest that potential buyers?

Right now the answer to that may be no. For one thing, both are different variants plus the fact that a MacBook variant has been long awaited.

The MacBook Pro 2016 could end the MacBook Air

Focusing on the MacBook Pro 2016, its coming sends mixed signals. That includes the fate of the MacBook Air which many presume is slowly being killed.

One reason for that is that the MacBook Pro 2016 is something that will be lighter and slim, two familiar benchmarks that the MacBook Air was originally known for. Right now, all that is inconclusive with Apple failing to provide an update on what is keeping them from releasing a new MacBook Air variant.

As far as the MacBook Pro is concerned, it is not expected to come out with big changes. The highly expected laptop will feature a USB-C port, OLED Touch Panels in lieu of the function keys, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and 1 TB SSD. It is expected to come with the latest macOS Sierra plus the potential debut of Siri, the famous voice assistant on iPhones.

As mentioned in a previous post, the conflict in release schedule of the Kaby Lake processor may point to the MacBook Pro 2016 still using the old Skylake processor. This is up for debate though it could be another setback for power-hungry buyers.

If Apple does not unveil the MacBook Pro 2016 this September, the best time to expect it may be the Fall which should come in the nick of time for Christmas shoppers.

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