MacBook Pro 2016 release date specs news: Apple rumored to use AMD chipsets for the device instead

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A lot of fans are anticipating the upcoming release of the MacBook Pro 2016. After all, the last MacBook is already a year old, and as such the people are curious as to when its newest successor will finally be revealed.

According to the Parent Herald, despite the fact that Apple did not give any information about the laptop during its iPhone 7 launch event, a lot of people are still adamant about the device's release date during the last quarter of the current year.

One possible reason behind the lack of information about the device is that Apple is still working on it, and that the new MacBook Pro 2016 will have a lot of differences compared to its predecessor.

The new MacBook Pro is expected to be lighter, thinner, yet faster in terms of performance. However, it is still unconfirmed whether the laptop will come with the Intel Skylake processor or the upcoming Intel Kaby Lake since this will determine the release date of the device. There are also other rumors saying that the former will be used as the MacBook Pro's processor.

With this, the device is expected to have a 10 to 20 percent increase in CPU performance as well as a 30 percent battery life extension. The Intel Skylake processor also has wireless charging capabilities, and if Apple seizes the opportunity, it will be able to offer something that was never offered by its competitors before. It remains to be seen if the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 will feature it.


Another speculation pointed out by the University Herald is that Apple might decide to break the trend and instead go for an AMD chipset using their 64-bit A10 Fusion. This is despite the fact that it is usually used for smartphones such as the iPhone 7 and 7 plus since it has been said that the AMD chipset is durable enough to handle PC-level workloads. 

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