MacBook Pro 2016 Rumors: Next Laptop May Check Apple’s Skid

MacBook Pro 2016 Rumors: Next Laptop May Check Apple’s Skid
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Apple is expected to unveil its next laptop offering in the MacBook Pro 2016, something believed to be out by the Fall. Apple is hoping that their latest offering will be a hit, as it tries to arrest their financial slump.


It is believed that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be armed with a Skylake processor instead of the much awaited Kaby Lake chip. A conflict in scheduled release is reportedly the reason behind the issue per Mac Rumors.

With that said, it will be interesting if the rumored specs it will carry would be enough to push up unit sales. Among the features the MacBook Pro 2016 will offer include an OLED touch panel in place of the old function keys, Touch ID and an overall slimmer body.

Read: MacBook Pro 2016 Thunderbolt 3, Smaller USB-C Ports Confirmed?

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There will be reportedly two variants coming out (13-inch and 15-inch) and other specs include USB-C ports, HDMI ports and the latest macOS Sierra operating system.

While the anticipation for the MacBook Pro 2016 is pretty high right now, the question on whether it can boost revenue is up for debate. Apple is not exactly doing so hot right now and has in fact suffered declining sales.

Apple has managed only to ship 4.4 million MacBooks to date and find themselves in fifth position behind other laptop manufacturers such as Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo, the Financial Post reported.

Read: Macbook Pro 2016 A Gaming Laptop? More Rumored Features, Specs Leak Out

The good news is that many are eager to see and potentially get hold of it though the corresponding sales numbers is seen as more important.

Cushioning the iPhone 7

Before that, Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 on September 7. However, its minimal improvement may not rack in good sales numbers.

With Apple saving its major redesign for the iPhone 8 in 2017, a lot hinges on how consumer acceptance for the MacBook Pro 2016 will pan out.

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