If Apple's launch cycle is orbiting correctly, the MacBook Pro 2016 should roll out no later than next month.
Multiple rumors hint that the unveiling will happen during the June Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), one of the company's biggest events.
Conflicting rumors surfaced some months ago claiming that the MacBook Pro would land earlier this year. Instead, Apple decided to launch the iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at this year's March event.
One month later, we heard about the 12-inch MacBook's upgrade, which means that the laptop would come equipped with Intel's Skylake (Core M) CPU. An additional boost in performance gave 8 GB of RAM to the MacBook Air.
As the WWDC event on June 13 draws near, the hype is centering on the new MacBook Pro. Judging from the price trimmings that Best Buy applied to existing 13.3-inch MacBook Pros from last year, it is very likely that a new edition of MacBook Pro will soon hit the shelves.
If the general price range of previous models will stay on course, this year's edition of MacBook Pro should ask about $1,300 from its potential buyers. This would stand for the default variant, with higher prices for more advanced specs.
The company is more likely to roll out the MacBook Pro during the first half of 2016, as the second half will be dedicated to the latest generation of iPhones, namely the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus/ Pro.
Insiders familiar with the matter point out that MacBook Pros will come equipped with Intel Skylake CPUs. Existing models pack Broadwell and Haswell processors, and the upgrade to Skylake should push the devices to unprecedented performance. Specifically, MacBook Pro 2016 might feature 25 percent more speed and performance due to the new chipsets.
Design-wise, the company might stay in the same area as with the last notebook, possibly adding a gold color option that proved highly popular in its phones and tablets. Another element that will carry on from the existing MacBooks is the presence of larger keys and the butterfly key mechanism.
Sources note that Touch ID and voice assistant Siri will be some of the radical updates that will appear in the upcoming laptops.
We will keep you posted on all the official information that gets passed around during the WWDC event.