Table of contents:
- New MacBook Pro in sight
- Clear signs of an imminent update
- A New World for MacBook Pro
- Sales growth
Having already passed the WWDC 2016 in which the presentation of new updated models of the MacBook Pro range was rumored, it is natural that many people think about buying this equipment since the rumors failed, but nothing further.
The fact that Apple did not present any MacBook Pro at its last event is a good sign, indicating that this equipment will receive a major update internally, so much so that it surely deserves its own presentation event.
New MacBook Pro in sight
In recent weeks the rumor has also skyrocketed about a new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch screen on the keyboard replacing the row of keys superior to this, also integrating Thunderbolt 3 ports (with USB Type-C appearance) and a thinner design.
As if this were not enough, the sixth generation of Intel processors is already consolidated, the Intel Skylake have already amply demonstrated their good performance and deserve to be included in a new generation of more powerful and efficient MacBooks.
Clear signs of an imminent update
Apart from all the rumors, there is evidence that confirms Apple's intention to renew one of its most famous and beloved equipment by fans, and that is that they are running out of units of theMacBook Pro 13- inch rated “Mid 2012” or MacBook 9, 2.
This MacBook features a 3rd generation Intel processor and still uses conventional hard drives, as well as being sold with 4GB of RAM and no include retina display.
This movement by Apple would clean up the lowest range of its equipment for sale, allowing the entry of a new high-end line and lowering prices for current equipment, consolidating the MacBooks catalog for the coming years.
This new catalog would have a retina display and trackpad “ Force Click” on all computers, this being a differential factor between a MacBook and a conventional laptop, as well as the multi-touch trackpad and design so far.
A New World for MacBook Pro
As if all that were not enough, the new ports Thunderbolt 3 would allow Apple to give its equipment greater versatility, since this port would enable the compatibility of these MacBook Pros with the Razer Core accessory, a box that allows the connection of a desktop GPU to a laptop through the Thunderbolt 3 port (and using external power).
This would give many users of the so-called "gamers" the chance to choose a MacBook for their day-to-day life (and the advantages that these computers represent) and use it to play at home thanks to this accessory and the possibility that Apple offers to install Windows 10 natively thanks to Boot Camp
There were also rumors about the implementation of a TouchID-style sensor in the new Mac, as well as references to it in macOS Sierra, therefore there are also indications in the Apple software about new MacBooks that could be presented when macOS Sierra is released in its final stable version.
The new laptops with these characteristics would not only cost Apple little money by only including a new processor, a new port, less thickness and an improved keyboard, but would also make this equipment one of the most versatile on the market, being able to run macOS, Windows 10 or Linux natively, while offering good hardware and expansion capabilities (no need to dig inside) Thanks to Thunderbolt 3.
If up to now the MacBook Pro has been a device much loved by users, imagine after Apple introduces these new features, practically It would turn around the sales of these devices, although not as big as some would like, but the latter will be due to the high prices that these devices have always had.
These are all just rumored news, but also keep in mind that Apple may decide to improve the hardware of its computers much more by adding DDR4 RAMand new graphics that make Palmer Lucky change his mind and decide to bring the Oculus Rift to macOS.
Therefore, my answer is very clear and concise, NO, this is not a good time to buy a MacBook, the presentation of new models should not take long, and everything indicates that it will be carried out before the end of the year.
And you, what do you expect from the new MacBook Pro? Do you trust that Apple will finally surprise us by revolutionizing the laptop market?
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