Apple did not release the MacBook Pro 2016 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, instead Apple completely devoted WWDC 2016 to their software updates and releases. Apple last updated its 13 inch and 15-inch models in March and May 2015. The rumors from trusted analyst Ming-chi Kuo suggested that new 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro’s will be launched in the fourth quarter of the year, which runs from July to September for apple.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that we should expect a redesign for the MacBook Pro this year, with a thinner and lighter body, Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar just above the keyboard. Ming-Chi Kuo goes on to explain that the OLED display touch bar will replace the physical function keys and that the new MacBook Pro could come with Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C.
Internally we could expect to see a new faster Intel Skylake processor powering the new MacBook Pro and the 400-series Polaris graphics from AMD. The current generation of Macbook Pro is already one of the most popular laptops for photographers and people working with graphic design and these powerful updates will surely make it even more popular.
There are also rumors for various biometric security technologies including a fingerprint sensor, as expected by Kuo. There will be four USB-C ports and a Thunderbolt 3 included in the new MacBook pro-2016, according to the analyst.
Some rumors say that the new MacBook Pro-2016 will get a new hinge design, and claims this will be created by Amphenol, the same manufacturer who supplies the hinges for Microsoft surface book.
It is believed that production for new MacBook pro is on its way. The rumored metal injection mold made hinges for the laptop are reportedly being shipped already, at least for the 13-inch version.
The current MacBook Pro range starts at ($1,099) for the 13-inch non-Retina model, rising to ($1,119) for the entry-level 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and rising to ($2,099) for the 2.5 GHz 15-inch Retinas. Apple likes to keep its entry level pricing same for all generations, so an ($1099) entry-level Pro with Retina display is likely to be the baby of the range even for the new generation.