Apple confirms WWDC to take place on June 13 – 17, 2016.
Apple has just confirmed that its annual Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) will take place on June 13 – 17, 2016. While the event is primarily focused on developers, it is also a way for Apple announce new versions of its own software ecosystem, most notably iOS and Mac OS X along with WatchOS and tvOS.
Though those announcements are expected, there is a good chance that we might be seeing a new MacBook Pro this year. The recent update for the MacBook Pro happened more than a year back that saw the notebook getting a Force Touch trackpad.
This year however, we have multiple reports saying that the new MacBook Pro might support new design and features – including a new OLED touch bar slot and four USB Type-C ports. From the images leaked online of the supposed new chassis design, it also looks like the new MacBook Pro will be ditching the MagSafe port.
It looks like Apple is banking on the USB Type-C slots, and if this proves to be true then we might see all the future Apple devices supporting similar ports.
But what’s interesting is the new OLED touch bar – which may indicate that you can soon assign shortcuts or other functions on separate keys instead of the usual ‘Fn’ tasks previously used on older models.
The MacBook Pro is the top tier device in Apple’s notebook line-up and despite incremental upgrades in the past, it still featured mostly the same design.
[Image credit: Cult of Mac]