The MacBook Pro 2016 are expected to be the crown jewel of Apple’s notebook family and thanks to the latest report, this notebook family is going to get even better thanks to a slimmer and lighter form factor and might we add, two crazy features that have not been seen on any MacBook Pro model as yet.
Prepare To Be Bedazzled As MacBook Pro 2016 Models Feature OLED Screen Above Keyboard, Along With Touch ID Support
Several notes from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities state that Apple is going to be introducing a major design overhaul for its MacBook Pro 2016 family. According to the analyst, the new ‘thinner and lighter’ design has no doubt been taken from the 12-inch MacBook, but thankfully, we will be seeing more connectivity ports in addition to the Type-C USB ones on the powerful lineup. Additionally, this upcoming notebook family is also going 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.
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 PCI-e 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.