MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs rumors: September release highly unlikely – what to expect

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Regardless of the numerous rumors and constant discussion about the next-generation Apple MacBook Pro, there still is no certainty if the professional notebook is going to be released this year. It is no longer a secret that the device is rumored to come out next month, probably with the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2, and there is good reason to hope considering that the September event is always a big one for the company. But then again, the American technology giant is unnervingly mum about it; same old story.

The latest report, courtesy of Bloomberg, reveals that the MacBook Pro 2016 won’t be announced or introduced in the aforementioned event, and the reasons for it are the same old ones. For instance, earlier rumors suggested that it’s impossible for the upcoming professional laptop computer to be unveiled in September simply because Intel’s seventh-generation processor, Kaby Lake, still doesn’t have an official release date. How can the MacBook Pro, which by the way, is rumored to be equipped with the new chip, be released when the one running it still has an unofficial status? Well, there’s always the possibility that Apple will instead equip the MacBook Pro with the current Intel Skylake processor.

The latest edition of Apple’s professional line of laptops will reportedly be offered in two variants a 15-inch version and a 13-inch slightly-stripped-down model. Apple Insider notes that the top-of-the-line 15-inch model will most likely have an AMD graphics processing unit (GPU) based on the latest Polaris architecture, while low-end models like the 13-inch variant will be equipped with integrated graphics from the Intel processor.

But what most people want to see for the first time in the MacBook Pro lineup is the much talked about OLED display touch bar, which apparently will be incorporated in the device as a permanent replacement for the traditional function keys.