MacBook Pro 2016’ with Intel Kaby Lake and USB Type-C as Feature Upgrades Will Be Released on November; MacBook Air Will Be Phased Out?By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
Good news overload to Apple product users! Finally, the speculation about feature upgrades between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air has come to close. The company has confirmed the launching of 'MacBook Pro 2016' with upgraded features. The tech giant company will introduce the MacOS Sierra-powered laptop not later than November this year.
Intel Kaby Lake processor chip
The most important part of a laptop device is its processor due to its capability to decide the performance and user experience. MacBook Pro 2016 will have the7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processor since Apple will not renew its contract to the previous Intel Skylake series processors.
USB Type-C Port
What excites the avid users is the USB Type-C port feature of MacBook Pro 2016. "One cable to connect them all", USB Type-C will surely eliminates USB Types A and B. This feature will cut down the amount of wire needed for the devices to work.
Other feature upgrades
Aside from the two new features, Apple watcher Ming-chi Kuo of KGI securities said that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be slimmer and lighter, programmable OLED touch bar, remote Touch ID unlocking feature and the MacOS-integrated Siri for Mac for hands-free use of the device.
MacBook Air phasing out
There have been some rumors regarding the phasing out of MacBook Air soon. Though Apple has not released a statement regarding the fuzz, technology enthusiasts speculate the same given due to the meager upgrades received by the model. According to a report from Morning News USA, "To recall, the only significant change was the addition of 8 GB of RAM and the addition of a rose gold color option on the 13-inch variant last April 19, 2016. No changes were made to the 11-inch MacBook Air, meaning it was still the same old device that debuted in 2015."