While fans are anxiously waiting for the release of the MacBook Pro 2016, analysts are taking into consideration the possibility that Apple might end the production of the MacBook Air, because this series has been neglected at the expense of the iPad and on the other hand, sales growth has stopped. The American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, will most likely prefer to improve the MacBook Pro line, to come with a better design and new features.
Apple Insider is pretty sure that the MacBook Pro 2016 will have a brand new design. The tablet is expected to be slimmer and slightly lighter and it will be available in the usual color options: gray, gold and silver. The tablet will have USB-C ports and a fingerprint sensor which will borrow the Touch ID features that are available on iPhones. This means that MacBook Pro users will be able to unlock their devices using their fingerprints and they will make purchases online with Apple Pay.
Other rumors suggest that Apple could come with an Apple Pencil incorporated with an engaged trackpad, which will have an elongated body and two sensor-active opposing ends. Apple will make the pressure-sensitive trackpad a bit wider and will replace the function key row on the keyboard with an OLED-based screen which will allow users to have fast access to context-aware shortcuts.
The display is rumored to be a 5K Thunderbolt and the laptop could have an integrated GPU. Reports say that Apple will use one of AMD’s Polaris graphics chips, which will be power efficient and very thin, fitting perfectly inside a slimmer MacBook Pro new model. The processor, on the other hand, will be an Intel Kaby Lake, which will be backed by 8GB/16GB of RAM, and the internal memory will have a maximum capacity of 1TB.
However, since the Intel 14nm Kaby Lake Processors will ship out in Q3 2016, it means that the release of the new MacBook Pro will be delayed until Q1 2017.