Since Apple's laptop line launched, we've seen newer and newer models hitting the market with regularity. Except for the MacBook Pro line, which has not been updated since March 2015. Now, according to DigiTimes, Apple is "gearing up" to release new Pro laptops in the second half of 2016.
The new 13- and 15-inch MacBooks will be released in the last quarter of the year. The company is even hinting at some new features, including hinges from Ampenol "using a mechanism called 'metal injection molding.'"
While the 13-inch MacBook has already been updated with the Retina display function this past May, the 15-inch updates will be coming out with the new release.
According to MacWorld, newer details about the release are under tight lock and key right now, but could be announced as soon as next month.
The new models are reportedly faster than any previous models and have an even better battery life. Their design was inspired by Microsoft's Surface Pro line using the same company that produces the hinges for Microsoft's convertible tablets.
Does this mean we can expect a convertible Apple laptop? A recent trip to the UTC Apple Store in La Jolla, California showed us that Apple laptops are getting thinner and thinner. I did a double take when I saw the MacBook Air and the Pro side by side!
Apple fans were disappointed when no new designs were announced at WWDC 2016 this month. However, they did announce MacOS Sierra and iOS 10.
Some fans are hoping that by foregoing a splash announcement, Apple will be making a ripple like it did with it 12-inch MacBook release.
The new MacBook Pros will reportedly start around $1,264 in the United States. Comparatively, the cheapest Retina MacBook Pro costs £999 in the United Kingdom. That much will get you a 13-inch laptop with 128GB of storage. For more features, UK customers can expect to pay £1,199 and £1,399. The 15-inch models cost between £1,599 (2.2GHz) and £1,999 (2.5GHz).