New 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 - Concept design by Martin Hajek (conceptual version of macOS by Andrew Ambrosino)
New 15-inch MacBook Pro 2016 - Concept design by Martin Hajek (macOS by Andrew Ambrosino) Martin Hajek

The Apple MacBook Pro 2016 could be released in two variants, 13-inch and 15-inch. The variants are expected to sport a much slimmer design compared to its predecessors. Rumours suggest that the MacBook Pro 2016 will have a larger Trackpad and a butterfly keyboard design.

Apple is holding a press event on Oct. 27 at its Cupertino campus. The invites have been sent though it does not reveal anything about the MacBook Pro 2016. Fans expect the MacBook Pro line-up to be the centre of discussion when the event begins.

Apple has reportedly made massive upgrades to the line-up in terms of both specs and design. A fully-customizable OLED touchscreen toolbar is rumoured to feature in the MacBook Pro 2016 that has replaced the F keys. The keyboard will reportedly change the keys displayed as per the app running on the computer and even change into a download progress bar.

Touch ID feature is set to provide added security to the MacBook Pro 2016. This feature is already present in the iPhone models. The Touch ID is set to be incorporated into the “Power” button so that when a user presses the button it will result in automatic user verification via fingerprint scan, writes Tech Times.

As per BGR, the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 is most-likely to boast Intel’s Skylake chipset and AMD Polaris graphics processor. The device may run on the MacOS Sierra that itself is a powerhouse of incredible features. The standard USB ports could be replaced by the much-talked-about USB-C ports and Thunderbolt 3.

The Apple MacBook Pro has not received any major overhaul since 2012. It will also bring with it Apple's Siri voice-activated assistant and loads of other exciting features.

Recently, a Reddit post appeared showing a prototype of the Apple e-ink keyboard being developed by Sonder. The post has been taken down. Apple has a reputation of taking big leaps that are first criticised but later become the new standard. A similar thing happened with the 3.5mm headphone jack that was dropped from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on Apple MacBook Pro 2016.