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Apple hasn't updated their MacBook Pro's for a while now, and the Cupertino giant will be surely releasing upgrades to the popular Retina display laptops as the current versions are touted to be slightly outdated.
After all it's an Apple product, so there is no surprise that the device has been in the news for a while now. There are many leaks regarding the MacBook Pro this year, and it is widely expected to arrive with an impressive set of features.
Earlier, some rumors were saying that the 2016 MacBook Pro will come with much thinner body and with two variants- 13-inch and 15-inch. But, a new leak from Macotakara suggests that Apple will release only 13-inch variant this year and plan to ditch the 11-inch model entirely.
A couple of other rumors also said that the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 would feature an OLED touch panel and much more. Check out the below points to know what leaks suggest about the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 along with release date.
This leak came from Techradar, and they indicate that Apple is planning to make the MacBook Pro much thinner than the previous generation model. However, the report also says that Apple is working on a new hinge type of design to make it more competitive.
Touch Screen Display
Apple might launch only one variant of the MacBook Pro this year, and it will feature a 13-inch display. There won't be much change regarding screen resolution. However, Apple might increase the pixel density from 226 PPI to something around 500 PPI.
One of the earlier rumor suggested that the 2016 MacBook Pro will feature a touchscreen display and it might be detachable from the keyboard to make it compete with the Microsoft's Surface Book.
Power Button With Touch ID Support
This rumor was from the reliable KGI Analysts as they suggest that Apple might integrate Touch ID into the power button of the MacBook.
Trackpad With Support for Apple Pencil
When Apple released Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro, many were surprised. And, rumors suggest that the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 will also come with support for Apple Pencil, which is innovative.
The leak came from the Patent Apple sketchings, and it also suggested that the 2016 MacBook Pro might also feature 4G LTE cellular connectivity.
While it is widely expected that the 2016 MacBook Pro will be a complete revamp from its predecessors and the same was suggested by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He further explained that the OLED Touchbar would be replaced with the physical function keys with some set of customizable software keys.
An application can be opened with a tap on the OLED display, and it will be tuned for further operations as well.
Thunderbolt 3 Port
Apple might embed the Thunderbolt three port in the MacBook Pro 2016 to connect with multiple devices at a time. Today's leak says that there will be three Thunderbolt ports in the device along with a USB Type-C charging port.
The 2016 MacBook Pro are said to feature the new sixth generation Skylake processors from Intel. As of now, there are no MacBooks which feature a Skylake processor, which will even increase the battery life on the Macbooks.
Bye Bye 3.5mm Headphone Jack?
Apple might also ditch the 3.5mm audio jack port in the 2016 MacBook Pro's as rumors suggest the same. It Apple does that, it won't be the first Apple product to arrive without a 3.5mm jack port as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are already arrived without a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Release Date and Pricing
Rumors suggested that Apple will release the MacBook Pro 2016 at WWDC 2016. However, that did not happen. And, there were some speculations that it will be unveiled alongside the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but that didn't happen either. Now, today's leak has it all. The Apple Macbook Pro 2016 will be launched by the end of this month, and we are expecting that the media invites will be rolled out in this week itself.