Whether you’re an Apple fan or just someone who’s looking to buy a new laptop, you’re probably wondering when the MacBook Pro 2016 would be released. Well, there hasn’t been any official word from Apple, but there are rumors that it would be released on the last quarter of this year.
No one exactly knows why this is so, but the laptop’s hinges have reportedly contributed to this Q4 2016 release date. The MacBook Pro 2016 is rumored to have two variants (a 13-inch model and a 15-inch unit), and both of them will supposedly have special hinges that are made through metal injection molding and are produced by manufacturer Amphenol (which also produces the hinges for Microsoft Surface Pro devices).
The hinges for the 13-inch Macbook have reportedly been delivered, while the hinges for the 15-inch variant will be shipped in the third quarter of the year. Given the time frame that Apple would need to attach these hinges to the laptops and do quality tests, it’s highly feasible that they’d release the MacBook Pro 2016 in the last quarter of the year.
Of course, this late release will be advantageous for Apple since it brings them close to the 2016 holiday season. Consumers will be more willing to buy the new MacBook Pro 2016 either for themselves or to give as gifts, ensuring that Apple will have more than average sales for their latest laptop.
It’s important to note that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be running on macOS Sierra, which was revealed on June 2016 during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It’s the successor to OS X 10.11 El Capitan and will be released as a free update to those who already own Apple computers. Through macOS Sierra, the MacBook Prop 2016 will have Apple Pay functionality, Auto Unlock (through the Apple Watch or iOS devices), Universal Clipboard capability, and Siri the virtual assistant.
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