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Macbook Pro 2016 Release Date, Specs: Stylus-Friendly Trackpad, Skylake and More; What to Expect in Late October

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Macbook Pro 2016 is expected to be unveiled soon, and here's a roundup of the pieces that we've known so far about the laptop.

Macbook Pro 2016 will be thinner

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has always predicted Apple products accurately. Regarding Macbook Pro, Kuo has stated previously that Apple worked on 'metal-injection hinges,' which will allow a thinner Macbook design, 9to5Mac reported.

Macbook Pro 2016 processor to use Skylake

As earning calls schedule is approaching, rumor has it that MacBook Pro 2016 will be sporting a Skylake processor instead of Kaby Lake processor. Director Tablet at HIS Market Technology, Rhoda Alexander, even said that Apple could refresh its laptop soon but it will not likely be equipped with Kaby Lake, as Skylake is the officially available chip in the market today, Forbes reported.

Macbook Pro 2016 with OLED touchbar

The leaks and rants point out on the physical function keys replacement. Dubbed as the dynamic function row, the OLED panel will be a biggest update to the upcoming Macbook Pro 2016. This strip is said to be placed right above the keyboard, wherein it changes into a set of controls based on the specific program that user opens.

Certainly, OLED touch bar is a huge overhaul, but it seems that a few Apple worshippers are more concerned about the shift to USB-C and the absence of magsafe adaptor - which brings to the next speculation.

Macbook Pro 2016 with USB-C connector and stylus-friendly trackpad

The upcoming Macbook Pro 2016 will reportedly come with USB C port for faster data transfer. It will also remove the magsafe adaptor.  

Apple is rumored to feature a larger trackpad on Macbook Pro 2016 in order to be compatible with Apple Pencil. In July, Apple's patent was approved, allowing the tech giant to produce a stylus that can also be used on Mac trackpad, Alphr has learned.

Macbook Pro 2016 release date

Apple Q4 results event has been rescheduled, and rumor has it that it's due to the release of Macbook Pro 2016 on Oct. 25.

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