The popular MacBook Pro has been long due for an overhaul. While the company managed to introduce a refreshed line of 12” MacBooks earlier this year, we heard no word on the Macbook Pro upgrade.
MacBook Pro 2016 to come with MacOS Sierra
Apple held its WWDC 2016 meet today and announced a completely rebranded OS X as macOS Sierra, a new iOS 10 for their mobile devices, as well as a new watchOS and tvOS that bring a host of improvements to the respective devices. Again, no news on the MacBook Pro.
While the newest 12” MacBooks have received upgrades in terms of their processors, storage, as well as displays and connectors, we expect the same with the upcoming MacBook Pro.
The Macbook Pro was initially expected to make an appearance during the WWDC 2016. Apple, however, concentrated on the release of new OS platforms for their existing devices.
MacBook Pro 2016 scheduled for Q3 2016 launch
Recent statements from a trusted analyst and Apple source: Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the MacBook Pro may be released during the third-quarter of the year. According to Apple, this will be between July and September, so there’s still hope to see the new devices soon.
Towards the end of May, Cult of Mac tweeted an image of a keyboard, which only seems like the new Macbook Pros. Reports suggest that the new keyboard will omit the ‘function’ key and house an OLED touch-bar instead, increasing methods of interacting with the device.
MacBook Pro 2016 Price
When the MacBook Pro does come out later this year, you can expect it to cost around the same as the older releases did when they were initially launched. This means you may see a 13” model for a price of $999 and a 15” model for a price of $1,599.
Among other recent rumors about the upcoming device is one that states you may see the hinges on the new MacBook Pro made by a process called ‘metal injection molding’.