Apple is expected to announce its radically revamped and upgraded MacBook Pro 2016 line-up as soon as next week. Recently surfaced rumor suggests that the company would unveil the next generation of MacBook Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 event which is scheduled on June 13 to June 17. The Cupertino-based tech giant is yet to confirm the official MacBook Pro 2016 release date.
Citing Commercial Times as its source, DigiTimes reported that in the month of May, Apple hinge maker Jarllytec performed better than the usual expectations. Thanks to the new 13-inch MIM (metal injection molding) hinges ordered by Apple, the Notebook hinge maker recorded a monthly 29.09 percent boost in revenue.
The report also mentioned that Jarllytec will be shipping 15-inch hinges for Apple by the third quarter of 2016. The new MacBook Pro 2016 lineup, however, will only hit the stores only by August. This report has fueled previous speculations that Apple MacBook Pro 2016 release date will fall sometime in mid-June.
According to recent rumors, the completely refreshed new MacBook Pro 2016 models will come with a new OLED touchpad above its keyboard. Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities also predicted that the OLED display touch bar may prove to be “most significant upgrade” made by the tech conglomerate.
Apple will apparently introduce two variants of the MacBook Pro 2016 line-up, with 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. The MacBook Pro 2016 variants are expected to get a thinner and lighter form as compared to its predecessors. The butterfly mechanism keyboards and a new hinge design will enable the tech giant to make the new MacBook Pros thinner than ever.
The redesigned notebook series will also reportedly feature USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3. With up to 256GB of internal storage space, the 2016 MacBook Pro versions are believed to be powered by Intel’s latest Skylake processors.