Rumor: Apple to released next-gen MacBook Pro in October, units will ship with macOS 10.12.1 onboard
Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 05:47
Category: Hardware, MacBook Pro, macOS, Rumor, Touch ID
Apple tends to release things when it feels they’re complete and the current rumor has the next-gen MacBook Pro slated for October.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro will reportedly switch to “Polaris” graphics chips from AMD, which claims Apple could have new units ready to ship sometime in the second half of October.
As mentioned before, the updated notebook is rumored to feature a Touch ID bar along the top of the keyboard. This will act as an OLED touch bar that will adapt as needed and replace the function keys.
Apple hasn’t made a significant update to the MacBook Pro lineup since May 2015, but that only upgraded the internals and added Force Touch to the trackpad. The October refresh will likely contain some of the biggest changes Apple has made to its notebooks in years.
The current word is that Apple is just waiting for development of macOS 10.12.1 to finished to allow the new MacBook Pro to support the revamped hardware’s new features. Apple has already begun seeding macOS 10.12.1 betas to the developer community and is supposedly set to seed one more beta early next week. This version is said to be that much more polished and will then be loaded onto hardware currently in production.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.