MacBook Pro 2016 release date: New notebook may come in June

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Apple is anticipated to announce the new MacBook Pro 2016 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

The speculations rose when the American tech giant skipped the announcement during its recently held event around two weeks ago despite being highly anticipated and rumored prior to the actual event date. Adding to the new claim is the report from Digitimes, which indicates that since the company is gearing for an end of second quarter release date of the new MacBook Pro, other industry players such as Dell and Lenovo are also looking into launching new notebooks around the same time.

Aside from this, the said competitors are also looking into introducing “ultra-thin” laptops as one of the heavily rumored features of the upcoming MacBook Pro is its slim design. There are even reports that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be the thinnest MacBook yet, which makes some believe that Apple is already phasing out the MacBook Air, the line that “specializes” in thinness and “merge” this feature with the upcoming laptop.

Other features that are speculated for the MacBook Pro 2016 include incorporating Intel’s latest processor, Skylake, as well as the newest operating system, OS X El Capitan, for the notebook to function faster, more efficiently, and last longer.

Aside from these, there are also rumors that  the MacBook Pro 2016 will have an external graphics card, maybe for its higher models, so that players may also use the device while playing games especially those that are heavy in graphics. In addition, Apple may also include more USB Type-C ports, as well as bigger built-in storage of up to 256GB.

As for the other features, the MacBook Pro 2016 will most likely have the same Touch ID biometric and Siri features similar to the smartphones and tablets from Apple.

MacBook Pro 2016 is believed to come in two variants, a 13-inch and 15-inch version, expected to be announced at the WWDC on June 13 to 17.