Apple MacBook 2016 Release Date, Specs & Update: 13 and 15-inch Variants, New Processors and More
There are high expectations for Apple’s 2016 MacBook lineup, especially after analyst predicts that it will see more growth than the company’s smartphone line. According to new information, Apple may be working on a 13 and 15-inch MacBook 2016 variants powered by Intel’s Skylake and integrated with more powerful features.Advertisement
According to new reports, Intel may have given a hint on what Apple is working on in terms of its MacBook 2016 lineup. The chip giant released a new processor price list indicating a number of Skylake-based units including a new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro. Furthermore, the listing which was spotted initially by AnandTech, says that there will be three possible configurations for the 15-inch MacBook Pro:
- 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
Presently, Apple offers the following MacBook Pro configurations: 2.2- and 2.5-gigahertz chips. People can also choose to upgade at 2.8.
KGI Securities already predict that MacBook models will be released as early as the first quarter of the year, as reported by Apple Insider. The organization also said that MacBooks will see growth this year especially since it can tap into enterprise markets. Skylake will offer considerable improvements. Although some may take the enhancements are more subdued, still, the processors will allow for more efficiency. This can eventually lead to solid growth and accelerated business.
9to5Mac’s Ben Lovejoy also explains why it is essential that the next MacBooks come with Skylake: “Apple has to adopt Skylake: it would be silly to launch any new Mac without taking advantage of the sixth-generation Intel chips. For me, the only question here is whether the new MacBook Air gets a full-powered Skylake chip, or the much lower-powered Core M version. More on this when we look specifically at the Air.”
TouchID on the Mac will also reportedly bring better user experience. Apple has not announced the final details of the MacBook 2016 units yet.