MacBook Pro 2016 release date, latest news: new gen Pro laptop is indeed coming, but the Air may not be as lucky

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The only way to look at the prospect of Apple devices and products from being released this year is through a very positive and optimistic nature, since the Cupertino-based tech giant has been pretty silent about what’s coming and what’s not in the past couple of months.

Last June’s conclusion of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was devoid of significant hardware announcements, but does it means there no longer is hope that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be released? The first half of the year just passed by and still no word. Should those waiting for the next generation professional laptop computer start worrying?

Well, several reports online, including that of Neurogadget, claim that the recent drop in Apple’s sales as of late is an indication that consumers might be holding back purchasing old products and devices and have instead decided to wait for the release of the MacBook Pro 2016. That could either be three months from now or maybe at the very tail end of December, or even next year. But one thing is for sure: if the next generation MacBook Pro indeed gets its release, it could mean the end of the line for its sibling, the MacBook Air.

The fate of both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air hinges on what Apple will be announcing first. So for instance, the latter is released before October, it means the former could potentially be put at risk at being delayed once again. However, there’s better chance the Pro will be highlighted and showcased compared to the Air as there is a consistent line of customers, most notably professionals, who need the more powerful Pro.

Anyhow, regardless of when and how the MacBook Pro 2016 will be released, the important thing is that there already are tons of rumors that speculate on the features and specs of the device. For example, The Bit Bag is saying that the new laptop will be featuring an OLED touch bar, while there seems to be a consistent talk about the two possible variants. Meanwhile, the processor is reportedly going to be Intel’s current Skylake version, which is a stark contrast to previous rumors that it’ll be powered by the upcoming chipset, the Kaby Lake.