Rumors are rife that Apple will revamp its MacBook Pro lineup in the coming months. It is expected to announce a drastic change in this month.
According to Macotakara, a “reliable Chinese supplier” had tipped the publication that the Apple could be declaring a new MacBook Pro lineup in June. Whereas, previous leaks suggested that the redesigned notebook will have USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. This means the device will no longer have USB-A connectors, Thunderbolt 2 and MagSafe 2 charging.
However, as per Wednesday’s report, the Cupertino-based company would be announcing a “new MacBook Air” this month but it was not whether the products would be unleashed at next week’s worldwide Developers Conference.
Reports even suggest that the 11-inch model production will be canceled and the company would focus on 13-inch and 15-inch versions which would be launched in August. This year Apple had already updated the MacBook Air lineup with 8GB of RAM on the 13-inch model.
As per the reports, Apple will be releasing 15-inch MacBook Air, which has never been available for that model. Apple fans are highly expecting a thinner-than-ever design in MacBook Pro, which would look more like MacBook Air. This could be a problem of confusion within Apple’s supply chain regarding branding, notes Apple Insider.
Apart from a svelte chassis and USB-C inputs, the new MacBook Pro is said to include secure Touch ID login and a dynamic OLED display touch bar. With the up gradation brings the replacement for the row of function keys above the traditional keyboard.
While analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new MacBook Pro will not hit the market before the fourth quarter of 2016. This contradicts the Wednesday’s reports of the possible announcement of June and August launch.