MacBook Pro 2016 release date: thinner, lighter laptops with OLED keyboard display

(Apple)The new MacBook Pro laptops are expected to launch at WWDC 2016.

Apple is expected to unveil the new MacBook Pro laptops during the Worldwide Developers Conference this June. The MacBook Pro (2016) will reportedly come in two variants — a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model. Based on the latest reports, the upcoming MacBook Pro models will launch with innovative new features that will surely invigorate hype and sales.

While official specs have not yet been revealed, the MacBook Pro laptops are expected to share some of the features of the updated MacBook laptop, which was released earlier this month. However, just like previous MacBook Pro laptops, they are expected to feature a long-lasting battery.

The MacBook Pro laptops are expected to be much thinner and lighter than the previous generations. A smaller form factor is reportedly achieved through the use of new metal-molded hinges. The laptops are also rumored to launch with Touch ID support that will provide users with an added layer of security. Its inclusion will also allow users to pay for online purchases using Apple Pay. 

The laptops are likely to be powered by Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors that deliver improved graphics and more efficient use of power. The MacBook Pro (2016) is also expected to come with the USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt support.

Just recently, it was also reported that the upcoming MacBook Pro laptops will feature an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch display. It is rumored to replace the physical function keys located above the keyboard.

Apple is also expected to introduce the new OS X 10.12 during the WWDC 2016. If this is proven to be true, then the MacBook Pro 2016 laptops will come preloaded with the new OS X. According to reports, the newest version of the Mac operating system will finally introduce virtual personal assistant, Siri.

To see what Apple has in store for consumers, don't forget to catch the WWDC 2016, scheduled to take place from June 13 to 17.

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