MacBook Pro 2016 Will Have More Than Its Fair Share Of Type-C USB Ports


Apple’s MacBook Pro family coming this year is going to sport a lot of new features, but looking at how Type-C USB is being adopted by several manufacturers, it appears that aside from the 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Pro is going to offer you its fair share of USB-C ports.

Upcoming MacBook Pro Is Going To Offer Not One, But Four Type-C USB Ports

Since Apple is not going to make its upcoming MacBook Pro models unbelievably thin as the 12-inch MacBook (they will still be thin, just not thin enough), there will be more options of connectivity ports for the user. With the Core M powered MacBook featuring just a single Type-USB port that performs the acts of both data transfer and charging the notebook, the MacBook Pro featuring four of them will allow users to take advantage of the high data transfer rates of a maximum of four devices connected to the notebook at the same time.

MacBook Pro 4

According to our previous report, the upcoming MacBook Pro models are going to be the first ones in the entire family to provide support for Touch support and a new OLED display touch bar that is going to be above the keyboard. Coming straight to the OLED display touch bar, it will replace the physical function keys along the top of the keyboard, while the design will adopt new metal injection molded hinges as reported earlier this year. In addition to being incorporated with Type-C USB ports, Thunderbolt 3 are also going to be a part of the configuration for the MacBook Pro 2016 lineup.

In a previous report, Skylake processors will boost CPU speeds by 10 to 20 percent, and integrated graphics chips by 16 to 41 percent. Additional info also suggests that switching to Skylake laptops could add as much 30 percent more battery life. Thanks to this upgraded performance, we expect that the resolution across these notebooks will also be increased, since these chips will easily be able to push all those pixels across the screen.

MacBook Pro 3

As for which processors are going to be power on the 15-inch variant of the MacBook Pro 2016, they have been listed below:

  • Core i7-6770HQ: A 2.6GHz quad-core processor
  • Core i7-6870HQ: A 2.7GHz quad-core processor
  • Core i7-6970HQ: A 2.8GHz quad-core processor

While we say this, keep in mind that Intel also released a family of Xeon mobile processors, so these chips could also end up powering the MacBook Pro lineup in the near future. The processors will definitely define the raw processing capabilities of this new lineup, but it could also mean that Apple would be forced to exponentially increase the pricing of its notebook family


Additionally, Apple does not like to skimp out on incorporating these notebooks with fast PCIe flash storage that deliver blistering read and write speeds, so we could be looking at a pretty expensive product lineup in the foreseeable future. What impressions have you concocted up of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 lineup? Let us know your thoughts right away.