Apple is rumored to release an updated version of its MacBook Pro that is thinner and lighter compared to the current and previous models. Although the rumored laptop is said to come with the same aluminum unibody, reports say that major updates were done in the spec department.
Other features mentioned regarding the upcoming MacBook Pro is that the laptop will come with a Touch ID, 4G support, an OLED touch display and a new Thunderbolt 3 compatible USB-C port.
The new MacBook Pro is expected to be launched later this year but many expect to learn more about the device at the 2016 WWDC event on June 13 where Apple will be unveiling the new updates for the MAC OS X. According to KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, the new MacBook will be out around the fourth quarter this year. He also mentioned that Apple is currently experiencing delays due to the late delivery of Skylake chips by Intel.
Since Apple is still waiting for the Intel Skylake chips, there are possibilities for Apple to use Xeon E3 chips instead since it can also deliver high CPU performance along with performance on graphics and memory as well, similar to last year's issue, where Apple opt to use Broadwell and Haswell chip's on the 2015 MacBook Pro instead. Lastly, Ming-Chi Kuo said that the new MacBook Pro models will feature the most significant upgrade ever made by Apple, packed with a metal injection, mold-made hinges and butterfly-mechanism keyboards. Hopefully, we'll get to know more about the device or even if its real next week at the WWDC event.