In the last quarter of 2015, there were numerous rumors and speculations that Apple will release a new MacBook Pro this year.
In a forecast release by popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities on Sunday, he revealed that Apple will be releasing the MacBook Pro 2016 in the first half of 2016, noted Apple Insider.
He believed that this new laptop will take the lead in the company’s growth this year through sales from businesses and different suppliers such as SZS and Casatek, as Apple’s notebooks have been its forefront for “solid growth.”
Kuo did not mention anything about the specifications of the MacBook Pro 2016, but the upcoming laptop is expected to house Intel’s newest processor called Skylake. The new processor, an upgrade from Broadwell, is expected to give the performance of the integrated graphics chips a boost by 16 to 41 percent, its CPU speed by 10 to 20 percent, and a more efficient power use that can save up to 30 percent more for its battery life, noted the same report.
Aside from this, MacBook Pro 2016 may launch a bigger version with a 15-inch screen, aside from its 11-inch screen in the previous model. The new laptop is also anticipated to be thinner and lighter, along with better screen resolution.
It looks like a busy year for the company because aside from MacBook Pro 2016, Apple is also anticipated to announce iPad Air 3 as an update for its 2014 iPad Air 2, a new smartwatch called WatchOS 2.2, and a smaller version of its iPhone at 4 inches called iPhone 5se, in mid-March.
No official word has been released by Apple. The MacBook Pro 2016 was initially predicted to be announced during the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, but it is also possible for the company to announce MacBook Pro 2016 earlier alongside the other said devices.