Apple has already brought updates to the MacBook and MacBook Air laptops and soon, it will release a new Pro successor, as the last 13-inch model was launched in March 2015 and the 15-inch variant arrived two months later.
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller is pretty sure that “Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish.” The 2016 MacBook Pros is expected to be unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which will take place in June and TechRadar reported that the laptop will sell from $1,264, which was the release price of previous models.
In terms of hardware, the MacBook Pro is expected to be powered by a Skylake processor, which will be a much better spade than what the existing Broadwell and Haswell chips are offering. Other rival manufacturers such as Microsoft, Dell and HP have already released devices powered by a Skylake processor and Apple will keep up with the competition.
According to rumors, the new MacBook Pro model will support a USB-C port and it will run on new MacOS software, which is the renamed OS X, but which lacks Siri. There aren’t many known details about its design and Macworld doesn’t expect “to change much, if at all”, but the outlet believes that Apple will release a gold model.
The 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro is priced between $1299 and $1799, it’s powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (clocked at 2.7GHz or 2.9GHz) which is backed by 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, it has three variants of internal memories of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB, its screen supports a native resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels (Retina), it measures 18 x 314 x 219 mm and it weights 1.58 Kg.
The 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro costs $1999 or $2499, it’s powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (clocked at 2.2GHz or 2.5GHz), which is backed by 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory and it’s available in variants of 256GB or 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage. The dimensions are 18 x 358,9 x 247,1 mm, resulting in a total weight of 2.04 kg.
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