Apple was relentless during its March 21 event as it officially unveiled long-rumoured devices such as the 4-inch iPhone SE, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and a new set of Apple watch bands. However, it seems like the California-based company missed out on Mac users as it didn’t announce the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2016 which was supposed to make an appearance, according to rumours. Now, with last year’s model long due for an upgrade, it looks like Apple could settle with unveiling a successor during its Worldwide Developers Conference that will take place in June.
Last year, Apple showcased the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and then followed up with the 15-inch version soon after. We had hoped for the company to release the purported notebook, especially that Apple has also been one to keep to its schedule every year. However, it looks like the company plans to have a separate event for its venerable MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro 2016 variants are expected to feature Skylake chipsets, which also happens to be Intel’s sixth generation processors. At the moment, there are no MacBooks from Apple that features the processor, so we could see a Skylake-powered MacBook Pro 2016 to come out soon. The company has been lagging a generation behind, especially now that Dell, Asus, and Microsoft have been shipping their devices with the processor already.
Previous rumours have pointed out that Apple could ship the next MacBook Pro models with a touchscreen panel. However, the company has been against the idea. But then again, Apple also didn’t want a stylus for its devices as the late Steve Jobs said that it was a sign of failure. It did come with the iPad Pro, so if it’s any indication, the company could change its mind and go with a touchscreen panel for its MacBook Pro 2016.