‘MacBook Pro 2016’ News: Release Date Postponed; Could Be the First Laptop without Headphone Jack?By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
The launching of the most awaited 'MacBook Pro 2016' launching in October was rumored to have been cancelled by its manufacturer Apple. The newest flagship of tech giant Apple was also rumored to be headphone jack-less laptop and could be the first laptop compatible with wireless ear buds.
A speculated delayed launching date for MacBook Pro 2016 is on the verge of becoming possible according to The Bit Bag and iPhone 7 could be the culprit behind the buzz. iPhone 7 is set to be launched in September and due to the major preparations and series of redesigns done to the phone, MacBook Pro 2016 that was scheduled to be released in September was cancelled. 'MacBook Pro' and iPhone 7 are rumored to have a headphone jack-less design, though no confirmation from Apple yet.
However, regardless of the rumored postponed release date, the analyst from KGI securities Ming-Chi Kuo said in article from Tech Crunch that the new MacBook Pro is going to be a big release though no confirmed dates of launching yet. And all rumored features are proven true and inexistence.
It's worth mentioning that MacBook Pro received its latest update last 2008 and is believe to be the most outdated Apple product. Thus, the company pushes for a revamp, incorporating these never-before features such as Touch ID sensor with a secure enclave allowing the user to unlock the device without having to enter the password and OLED mini-screen above the keyboard that replaced the physical function keys. Also, alongside the mentioned features is the physical appearance which is thinner and lighter. USB Type-C believed to be replacing the original USB ports. This type of port could also support the Thunderbolt protocol.
Better Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is also expected since MacBook Pro uses Intel Skylake processors. Apple is known to be utilizing Intel processors because of its ability to boost performance and improve energy consumption.