‘MacBook Pro 2016’ Redesign: Apple Prefers Proprietary Chipset for ‘MacBook Pro 2016’; Intel Kaby Lake Processor NO More?By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz
Rumors about "MacBook Pro 2016" redesign suggesting that Apple is slowly swaying away from Intel's shadow for choosing their proprietary chipset over the 7th generation Kaby Lake processor. This is further supported by the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which both powered by Apple's newest chip A10 Fusion. And the rest of the world would have to wait for the upcoming A10 successors for laptops.
In contrast to the speculated Intel Kaby Lake processor availability as culprit for "MacBook Pro 2016" delay, another rumor suggested the Cupertino-based company is working with a proprietary chipset to power their 2016 laptop flagship. This statement was supported by The Verge report where A10 Fusion chip in iPhone 7 has sent Intel to anxiety.
According to the report, AMD is not Intel closest nemesis (not even close since AMD's thunderbird vs Intel's Pentium) but the hardware master Apple. It is evident with the current performance of Apple's A series mobile processors as leading in the market compared to Intel's x86 chips. The lead was further exacerbated by sudden whoops as A10 Fusion chip introduced in the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
This further led to the idea that Apple might consider an A10 successor for its "MacBook Pro 2016" models and beyond given the fact that A10 has the power to handle workloads in PC. Also, this strengthens the rumors and speculations about "MacBook Pro 2016" redesign. However, nobody really knows how close Apple to biting the bullet of coming up with A10 successor for laptops and iOS as the universal operating system.
Furthermore, in the context of "MacBook Pro 2016" redesign, Mac Rumors reported about the survey conducted by Apple regarding the new laptop features such as battery life, ports, SD card and the headphone jack. In one of the survey questioned shared by a Mac Rumors reader said "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
It seems like Apple is serious about headphone jack removal in laptops. Assumption was headphone jack took its first step towards the antic box when Apple first introduced the wireless AirPod earbuds to public last September.