MacBook Pro will Soon Receive its Biggest Update in Years

August 12, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s been a while since MacBook Pro has been updated with some heavy features. In fact, over these four years since its arrival, we haven’t seen a single update to the device that has made the MacBook Pro stand apart from its previous versions. But it’s time, says Apple, as the company is now gearing up to put some beefy updates on table for the MacBook Pro.

According to Bloomberg, Apple has been testing a new MacBook Pro since the beginning of 2016, and it includes a fresh design that would narrow the thickness of the device noticeably. Along with this comes the trimming of the bezels around the display, which will also yield a smaller frame for the MacBook Pro.

The best part of the new MacBook Pro is that it will be replacing the physical function keys on top of the keyboard with a narrow touchscreen OLED display. Basic laptop functions could be controlled using this strip of OLED display. There is no info on what all additional functions and shortcuts Apple will include on the touchscreen.


The updated MacBook Pro is also likely to house the Intel Skylake processor that should improve the performance and power consumption of the device. Besides, MacBook Pro is also said to be arriving with the new AMD Polaris GPU.

On the outside, MacBook Pro will have its USB ports replaced with USB Type-C ports. This could also replace the MagSafe port and Thunderbolt ports, given that USB-C ports support the Thunderbolt protocol.

Despite having the redesign nearly completed for the MacBook Pro, it looks less likely that we will be having the new MacBook Pro launched during their iPhone 7 event scheduled on September 7. Apple could push the launch of upgraded MacBook Pro to October, following which it will be made available on the markets the same month.

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