MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs rumors: Apple may unveil new laptop on October 27

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Is Apple getting ready to unveil a new MacBook Pro this October? Sources say the tech company may finally make the announcement in an event later this month. The move to release the MacBook Pro 2016 later than the iPhone 7 was supposedly made so Apple would have more time to work on the new operating system for their laptops and desktops.

9to5Mac believes the announcement may happen around Oct. 27. The publication did a little investigation and they found out that Apple has changed the date of its quarterly earnings call. Why did Apple do this? 9to5Mac thinks that the tech company actually moved the date in order to make way for an event.

It will be interesting to see if Apple really unveils the new MacBook Pro this month because Microsoft has already announced that they are hosting a media event to showcase their products on Oct. 26. Is Apple going to counter Microsoft’s announcement and hold an event of their own a day later?

So, what can buyers expect from the new MacBook Pro? Reports say the device will be running the macOS Sierra 10.12.1 when it comes out. It is also rumored that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be equipped with an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch panel, several USB-C ports, a Touch ID power button, and one of AMD’s Polaris-based graphics card. Furthermore, there will be two models of the device, a 13-inch version, and a 15-inch version.

Some sources say the new MacBook Pro may use Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor, while others say the device will be equipped with a sixth-generation Skylake chipset. Buyers will have to wait and see which one Apple picks in the end. Industry insiders believe the device will be priced at around $1,099 to $1,300.

Meanwhile, Apple has yet to confirm that a new MacBook Pro is under development, so the unveiling date and specs mentioned are all speculations and rumors as of this moment.