The Apple MacBook Pro is one of the most eagerly anticipated tech releases of 2016, which is why consumers have been trying to get as much information about the latest Apple laptop as there is. Fortunately, since we are getting closer to the release of the laptop, there have been a lot of information about the specs leaked on the internet.
If you’re one of the people interested in finding out more about the MacBook Pro, you’re in luck because we have all the latest news and information about the laptop, which are listed below.
According to reports, Apple plans on releasing the MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter of 2016, which means later in the year. With the iPhone 7 expected to be released in September, the MacBook Pro is going to be released around the same time or a month after the iPhone’s release, just in time for the holiday shopping.
While this hasn’t been confirmed by Apple, it is believed that the company plans to release a 13-inch version and a 15-inch version. The MacBook Pro is also expected to be thinner and lighter than the previous version.
The new MacBook Pro will have an OLED touch display panel that will replace the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard. A Touch ID button will also be included as well as support for Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C.
The new MacBook Pro models are expected to feature the most significant upgrade ever by Apple, which is saying a lot. However, this hasn’t been confirmed.
Force Touch Trackpad
The new MacBook Pros are expected to have the Force Touch trackpad, which allows the computer to distinguish between a hard press and a soft press. The ability to distinguish between the different presses enable new gestures.
A light press is recognized as a regular click, while a hard press is used to highlight words while browsing. When using Safari, the hard press may lead to the browser bringing up a Wikipedia page for the highlighted word, saving you the time it would take to copy and paste it into a search menu.
The trackpad has four Force Sensors, which allow you to click anywhere on the trackpad and still get the same results. This is an upgrade over previous trackpads that didn’t allow users to click on the top part of the pad.
So far, Apple hasn’t announced the retail price of the new MacBook Pros, but they are expected to sell anywhere from $1,200 to $2,500.