MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date & More Killer Features: Is It Worth The Upgrade?
Another year means another upgrade from Apple’s MacBook lineup. However, as recent iterations did not bring out the desired reception, the attention is now aimed at the upcoming product line, with some thinking that Apple could do well to redeem itself. Will Apple be able to deliver killer MacBooks?Advertisement
Skylake Processors Still a Go?
Apple MacBooks have managed to create a niche of their own, but latest iterations may have failed the market. Some say that the product line lost its touch; the reception of latest MacBook products is not in the same level as in the previous years. Nonetheless, it appears that Apple is taking chances after details of its MacBook Pro 2016 and similar products have started cropping up.
One of the most highly anticipated specs of the MacBook series is the processor. The processor ultimately decides the performance and user experience; that’s why many people are concerned over what Apple plans on including in the upcoming set of laptops.
While Intel has started shipping its current 7th generation Kaby Lake series of processors, it appears that Apple will not be using them despite announcement of the products later this year.
According to WCCFTech, Intel’s Kaby Lake is also manufactured via the 14nm node. While it offers slightly improved architecture, it appears that Apple is going for the Intel Skylake series, because the processor manufacturer gave Apple a better deal on the processor. The report also noted that one of these processors will make to the MacBook Pro line:
- 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
USB Type-C for MacBook Pro
Another report from Apple Insider claims that Apple plans to adopt USB Type-C in another upcoming MacBook regardless if the product is a Pro or Air. However, if things from the supply chain will be considered, it is most likely that the MacBook Pro will get it. Information came from DigiTimes, best known for its connections in the supply chain.
Apple will still revamp the low-end MacBook, but it looks like the company is focusing efforts on putting the USB Type-C ports in the MacBook Pro.