MacBook Pro 2016 release date: Refreshed laptop tipped to come out in the last week of October

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Rumors continue to persist that Apple is gearing up for a MacBook Pro 2016 rollout sometime this month. While previous reports do not suggest any specific date, latest from the rumor mill is that the forthcoming laptop will arrive in the last week of October.

Media outlets are claiming that the much-anticipated Pro laptop will make its grand debut during a fall event on Oct. 24. However, with the recent change in schedule moving Apple’s quarterly earnings call, originally penciled in for Oct. 27, a couple of days earlier on Oct. 25, some industry people are theorizing that there might be something else happening on the original date.

News of the schedule change came from Apple’s Investor News site which says, “Due to a scheduling conflict, Apple’s conference call to discuss fourth fiscal quarter results has been moved to Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET.” The rescheduling of the occasion very rarely happens to the Cupertino-based company.

While a separate scheduling conflict may really be the case, rumors have spread that the decision is born out of the tech giant’s plan to unveil the aforementioned device following their regular event. The date definitely coincides with pre-existing claims that following the release of iPhone 7 last month, another slew of refreshed products will be introduced this October. In fact, 9to5 Mac notes that there has only been one time that they have not done this and that was to allow employees and investors to partake in Apple executive Bill Campbell’s memorial service. So whatever is prompting Apple to shuffle their calendars might mean something big for the company and its consumers.

Should the MacBook Pro 2016 eventually make its grand entrance by the end of the month; fans can expect a refreshed version with a couple of significant tweaks like the OLED function row instead of the usual physical keys. Under the hood, an AMD Polaris graphics card is also said to be coming.