Apple MacBook Pro Rumors: New Retina OLED-Based MacBook Pro with Sonder Magic Keyboard Coming in Late October 2017? [VIDEO]By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
Many have been disappointed on the MacBook Pro 2016 that was revealed by Apple on its Oct. 27 event; however, it seems like there is still hope for those who wished to have a MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar and magic keyboard. It is said that Apple is rumored to be releasing a new portable machines in late October 2017.
MacBook Pro 2017 Features
As part of the innovative plans for the next MacBook Pro, Apple is reported to have been considering using OLED displays for the next generation laptops. According to Mac Rumors, two of the benefits that the next MacBook Pros could have for being OLED-based are low power consumption and thinner design.
Since OLED panels are relatively thin, this allows Apple to save space in MacBook Pro, thus, coming up with a thinner and slimmer laptop. Aside from that, OLED-based displays are accounted for having low power consumption that could lead to longer battery life.
Furthermore, OLED-based displays are also known for having faster response times unlike the LCDs. In addition, potential advantages of OLED-based displays include increased in brightness and sharper colors.
On the other hand, MacBook Pro 2016 was once rumored to come out with an elegant magic keyboard made by Sonder, but the claim was proven wrong after the launching of the new mac without a trace of magic keyboard. According to BGR, the said magic keyboard with E-ink displays are likely to land in the future MacBook Pros, which means that the 2017 version has a high probability of having such feature.
MacBook Pro 2017 Release Date
A well-trusted tech analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed through Mac Rumors that Apple is likely to release the new retina OLED-based MacBook Pro in the second half of 2017. For this reason, fans started to speculate that October is the closest month for the MacBook Pro launching, in reference to the recent year where Apple debuted the MacBook Pro 2016 model.