Apple MacBook Pro to get an overhaul

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Apple users have been waiting for a revamp of MacBook Pro since 2012 when the Retina display model was first released. If we are to believe the rumors, Apple is about to unveil its first significant overhaul of its MacBook Pro laptop line in over four years.


According to Bloomberg report, Apple's next MacBook Pro lineup might include significant changes to its appearance and hardware. The new model, which has been in advanced testing since earlier this year, might include a touch-screen strip for function keys, a slimmer screen (not at all surprising), a more powerful graphics processor for tasks such as video games and perhaps a Touch ID scanner.

The new design will also include USB-C technology, a multifunctional type of port that can handle charging, data transfers, and display connectivity. Apple may also be considering to bring gray, gold, and silver colors to the new line, as it has done with other products like the iPhone, iPad, and the 12-inch MacBook, though it's unclear whether colored Pro laptops will be available when the new line is released.

This year's MacBook Pro is aimed at increasing notebook sales at a time when consumers are taking longer to buy or replace iPads as the company saw sales of Macs, including the MacBook Pro line, rise 6 percent to $25.5 billion in its last fiscal year; however, iPad sales decreased 23 percent to $23.2 billion.

However, as per the anonymous source - we mean Apple insiders - the MacBook Pros aren't likely to debut at an event currently scheduled for September 7 to introduce a next-generation version of the iPhone.

Apple had also stated in June, that they will also release a new version of its Mac operating system named Sierra this fall that brings Siri, new messaging and photo-management features, deeper iCloud integration, and more efficient file storage to Apple's desktops and laptops.

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