MacBook Pro specs, price, features
Customers look at MacBook Pros, during the official opening of the largest Apple shop in southern Europe, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona July 28, 2012. Reuters/Albert Gea

Apple fans are eagerly waiting for an announcement about the MacBook Pro 2016 laptop before October ends. The highly-anticipated device is expected to receive some major upgrades and rumours have been making rounds on the Internet for a long time now.

Even though many tech enthusiasts believe that it is too difficult for Apple for release the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 now along with the best-of-specs, fans are nonetheless excited. The popular MacBook hasn’t seen a major upgrade since 2012 and rumours suggest a major announcement on Oct. 27.

Apple has reportedly moved its quarterly earnings call from Oct. 27 to Oct. 25 and this might reveal when the MacBook Pro 2016 will be unveiled to the fans. Now that the hype surrounding iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has died down a bit, Apple has yet another blockbuster up its sleeves to keep up the competition, reports

Microsoft is also expected to launch its Surface AIO PC on Oct. 26 and it makes sense for Apple to steal some of the thunder by releasing the MacBook Pro 2016 a day later. The 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2016 may sport a slimmer aluminium chassis, OLED touchscreen display and larger ForceTouch trackpad by October-end.

If reports are to be believed, Apple is currently finetuning the software features of the touchscreen panel in MacBook Pro 2016 that is set to replace the traditional function keys. The new panel will adapt itself with the apps users are using on screen and will display keys accordingly, writes Trusted Reviews.

Users will be able to add frequently-used apps and custom shortcuts to the screen. Similar to the Touch ID sensor on the iPad and iPhone, the OLED touchscreen in Apple MacBook Pro 2016 will be able to scan owner’s fingerprint. As the biometric sensor will be built into the power button, owners will be able to start the device and verify their identity as well with a single tap.

The October event may also unveil or at least announce the refreshed iPad Pro and brand new MacBook Air. Three new iPad models could also be revealed within the next few months.

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