According to the latest rumors, Apple is not intending to unveil the MacBook Pro 2016 laptop at its Worldwide Developers Conference that will kick off on June 13. However, there are clues suggesting that the device will arrive later this year, in October, and from the leaked images, it seems that it will have an OLED touch bar panel.
Forbes already made some assumptions about the possibility to introduce a new keyboard with more responsive key that takes up less vertical space, thanks to the new butterfly mechanism that replaces the old scissor mechanism. On the other hand, MacRumors reported that Apple will make the new version of the MacBook Pro thinner and will introduce a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, but its release date will happen in Q4 of 2016. This information was based on the note of Ming-Chi Kuo, the famous Apple analyst from KGI Securities, who said that that “This is particularly true of the two new MacBook Pro models, to be introduced in 4Q16, as they will have a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID, use OLED display touch bar (to replace physical function keys, located above the keyboard) and adopt USB- C / Thunderbolt 3.”
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the MacBook Pro 2016 will have an OLED display touch bar that will replace the function keys from the top of the keyboard, and it will be powered by the latest Intel Skylake chipset which will support AMD’s new 400-series Polaris GPU. The screen is expected to support a resolution of 2304×1440 pixels, just like the 12-inch models and there are low chances to see an increase of pixel density from 226 ppi to 400-500ppi.
Currently, the Retina MacBook Pro with a 13-inch display, 128GB of storage and a 2.7Ghz processor is priced at £999 ($1,299), but the price can go up to £1,399 ($1,799), while the 15-inch model costs £1,599 ($1,999) or £1,999 ($2,499).