MacBook Pro 2016 release date: Apple ditches Intel's Kaby Lake?


Apple could unveil the MacBook Pro 2016 this October, according to the latest reports. Some have even narrowed down the date to Oct. 26. While other sources don’t have an exact date for the launch, they believe that Apple will probably reveal the laptop during the last quarter of the year.

Since the alleged release date is just a month away, it is time to show potential buyers what improvements Apple may have made on the new MacBook Pro.

The MacBook Pro 2016 will supposedly come with Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processing chip, which is said to be the cause of the laptop’s delayed unveiling. However, recent reports are suggesting that Apple may change course and turn to AMD instead for their new 64-bit A10 Fusion chipset.

Even though the A10 Fusion is used on smartphones like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it is believed that the chipset may be powerful enough to handle workloads of the MacBook Pro. The current MacBook Pro laptops use Intel Core i5s and i7s for their processors. Will Apple use an AMD processor instead for their new MacBook Pro?

Sources say the updated MacBook Pro may also come with an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display touch bar located on top of the keyboard. It will allegedly have a USB Type-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and the laptop will also feature biometric Touch ID functionality if the rumors are true. Several reports also say that the MacBook Pro 2016 may support 5K displays with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels.

Potential buyers can apparently choose between a model with 8 GB of random access memory (RAM), and one equipped with 16 GB RAM. Furthermore, the MacBook Pro 2016 will reportedly come with a solid-state drive (SSD) that can be upgradable up to 1 TB.

Apple has yet to announce if they are working on a new MacBook Pro, so the release dates and specs mentioned are all speculations and rumors as of this moment.