There have been many rumors about an upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 ranging from it being released in September 2016 to it not being manufactured at all.
The latest rumors on the subject insist that the MacBook Pro 2016 will replace the MacBook Air with its rumored ultra-slim design. These speculations come from China which is also the place where MacOS Sierra based products are believed to be assembled.
According to a report for WCCF Tech it appears that Quanta – a Chinese manufacturing firm – is anticipating a huge product conference sometime in September 2016. Quanta is also Apple’s main manufacturing partner in the Asian region and it if believed to be the one that usually mass produces Apple product lines. There aren’t many details about said conference in the WCCF Tech report but it is presumed that Apple will attend it and will probably introduce the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016.
All that we know at this point is that a new product will be presented at the conference but neither Apple nor Quanta have stated anything on the subject so far.
Other rumors about the release of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 stated that it will be powered by the lasted generation of Kaby Lake processors which haven’t been released yet. Supposedly, the device would be released after the processors are launched.
But if the rumors about the MacBook Pro 2016 being launched at that September conference are true, then the laptop will most likely feature Skylake processors instead of Kaby Lake ones.
Other speculations about the upcoming MacBook Pro state that it will feature an USB-C or a Thunderbolt 3 port and that it will be lighter and slimmer than any other MacBook Apple has ever made thus replacing the MacBook Air on the slim and light laptop market.
It will also supposedly run MacOS Sierra that works great with both types of processors (Kaby Lake or Skylake) and it will also be getting the digital assistant Siri for Mac. For extra security, it will also feature Touch ID unlocking and an impressive OLED touch bar that is believed to replace the function keys.