MacBook Pro 2016 release date: Consumers putting new laptop on their wishlist?

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People are waiting eagerly for the arrival of the long rumored and highly anticipated new generation of laptop computers form Apple, the new MacBook Pro 2016, at least according to the latest shipment and sales data of the current MacBook Pro laptop.

In a report by WCCFTech, it appears that throughout this year, Apple has sunken to be the fifth largest computer vendor in the world, getting surpassed by ASUS, which had always been an easy competitor for Apple in the past.

As the latest data on computer shipments from top vendors all over the world that had been gathered by IDC Worldwide in their Quarterly PC Tracker, it was revealed that as of now, the current top computer vendor in the world appears to be Lenovo, with a 21.2 percent market share for the second quarter of 2016. Next is HP with a total market share of 20.8 percent of all PC sales. It was followed by Dell and ASUS, respectively. The Cupertino-based company only came in as the fifth among the top vendors, having only a market share of computer sales of 7.1 percent, from the 7.4 percent shares that the company had as per last year of the same quarter.

While at first glance the data may look to be alarming and showing a big downfall in the computer department of Apple, the report said that this could also mean that users have been holding back their purchases of Apple computers as they are still waiting for next generation of the MacBook Pro, the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016.

The MacBook Pro 2016 is expected to be coming to users during the latter part of this year. Some of the most notable features rumored for the new laptop include a new OLED touch bar replacing the traditional function keys, a fingerprint sensor with Touch ID technology embedded on the touch pad of the device, a USB Type-C port, Thunderbolt 3, and the premium option for a stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution.