MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs rumors: March 21 or WWDC 2016

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With Apple’s confirmed keynote event on March 21 dubbed as Infinite Loop, there are speculations that next generation MacBook Pro 2016 may also be introduced alongside the touted focus including iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and new bands for Apple Watch.

Reports claim that the arrival of the laptop’s new model is imminent as the company has apparently updated its vintage and obsolete versions of products with three iterations. It is predicted that Apple may discontinue support and parts replacements for the 2009 Xserve, 17-inch MacBook Pro launched in 2010, and 15-inch MacBook Pro that was released in the same year.

On the other hand, there are beliefs that the upcoming gathering will be limited to smaller handheld devices. The MacBook Pro 2016 may instead be released sometime after, possibly at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference scheduled from June 6 to 10, to take place in San Francisco, California.

If the device does appear during Infinite Loop, it is predicted that it will only be about some interesting updates for the current lineup.

When it comes to the specification, the upcoming model may be equipped with Intel’s sixth generation processor dubbed as Skylake which brings enhanced and faster performance. Along with the operating system El Capitan, the chipset is predicted to make the battery life more efficient and last longer.

There are also hearsays that the display may sport touchscreen and may become detachable similar to Microsoft’s Surface Book. If this comes to fruition, the weight is expected to be reduced significantly. It is also noted that the there may not be a lot of difference in the design but only with the hardware found under the hood.

Since the Cupertino-based giant has not yet announced the list of its products scheduled for launch, available information should be taken with a grain of salt. Tech enthusiasts are advised to tune in on the March 21 event via live streaming which will start at 10 A.M. PDT.