MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date, Specs & Update: Skylake-based 13-in Retina Apple Laptop, Leaked Benchmark Suggests

By Jonnalyn Cortez January 19, 2016 10:17 PM EST
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IN PHOTO: Intel displays the company's latest Thunderbolt interface technology during a press briefing in San Francisco, California February 24, 2011. The new high-speed interface, formerly known as Light Peak, will be made available to consumers today first with Apple's new line of Macbook Pro laptops. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Lam)

Tech-savvies are now waiting for the release of the next generation Mac Book Pro as they are now excited to know the new upgraded specs. However, there are reports that the details about the latest flagship are very limited, but of course, there are leaks and speculated information surrounding it.

There are swirling rumours that the next crown jewel will have Skylake Intel processor, which will let the device have computing capabilities. According to Macworld U.K., the new 13 and 15 inches MacBook Pro are likely to be powered by the said system.

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It has been said that MacBook Pro will carry "significant performance gains" because of the new processor that will make it even work faster. In fact, charging and data transfer will be a lot easier because of its new wireless technology.

Additionally, 13 inches MacBook Pro currently has 8GB RAM while the 15 inches has 16 GB RAM, which very much stays the same on the upcoming new release. Meanwhile, Geekbench posted a benchmark, via Parent Herald, which said that Skylake Intel processor is now being carried by the new laptops in the market today.

Also, the claim suggested that some devices are already powered by unreleased 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7-657U processor aside from having Intel Iris Graphics 550. This just hinted that these laptops could be a high-end 13 inches model.

"We say inexplicably, but part of that blame must lie at the feet of Intel, who was particularly lax at updating its chips in 2015. It seems likely that the MacBook Pro range will finally get the Skylake chips at some point in the first part of 2016," Karen Haslam said in the Mac World report. "That will make a lot of professional Mac users very happy. We hope to hear more at the rumoured March event but it may take until WWDC in June before we hear anything."

Fans are now looking forward to seeing the upcoming MacBook Pro and what it will bring. However, as of this writing, Apple is not yet confirming any of these reports. 

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