MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date at WWDC

The latest Apple laptop is run by Intel's sixth-generation of Core chips called Skylake, which boosts the MacBook's performance.

Apple announced last week that it will release an upgrade of its compact laptop MacBook.

The updated MacBook is available today through Apple.com, and will hit Apple's retail stores and authorized resellers tomorrow. It's the first major hardware update for the device since its launch a year ago.

Apple devices are hardly known for being easy to fix or modify anyway, but this looks like a new low in terms of preventing any work being done by the user - even just very minor stuff.

"MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it's our vision for the future of the notebook", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Breathe Cast posted that the new MacBook Pro 2016 will have a Retina display similar to the MacBook Air 2016 and will come in two sizes: the 13-inch and 15-inch models.

Still only one USB-C 3.1 connector which is expected since Apple is keeping thin the "in" thing.

The update rolling out today boosts last year's version with dual-core Intel processors: either the 1.1 GHz m3 (with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 2.2 GHz) or the 1.2 GHz m5 (for Turbo Boost speeds of up to 2.7 GHz).

Apart from the sneaky new screws, there's not much noteworthy about the extra-pink Macbook.

It also comes with 8GB of swifter 1866MHz memory and faster PCIe-based storage, plus you can buy the new 12-inch MacBook in rose gold (as well as the usual silver, gold and space grey colors). And now with up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback, Apple said the MacBook is the ideal notebook for all day, on-the-go computing.

Skylake processors bring speed and significant performance improvement to the table and several companies such as Microsoft, Dell and HP are already using them so it would make sense that Apple would too.

Vanessa Coleman

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