Latest MacBook Pro rumours
More and more rumors about the next MacBook pro are appearing online. It’s predicted that the new machine could include features such as a thinner design, new ways to use the trackpad and touch sensitive panels. Apple is thought to be readying the new device for a launch in the final months of the year, with experts predicting that the machine will see major changes from its previous incarnation.
A new touch bar?
Rumors have suggested that the machine will include an OLED touch bar, directly above the keyboard. This could replace the function keys and may be used to check the progress of downloads and control apps whilst allowing users to switch between programmes with ease. Laptop repair companies will be following the news closely in preparation for the launch of the machine. It’s thought that the new device will be even lighter and thinner than the current MacBook Pro systems.
USB ports dropped?
A leading Apple expert, Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that the machine could include metal-injection mould-made hinges as well as the shallow keyboard found on the 12inch MacBook. Some experts predict that the machine will lose ports in order to offer a slimmer appearance. The new iPhone 7 is strongly rumored to have been designed without a headphone jack, with the likes of AppleInsider suggesting that this machine could come with the usual rang USB ports. It may well feature the smaller USB Type-C ports used for the newest MacBook.
Touch ID coming?
It's also predicted that the machine will be faster, with an improved battery life. This may well be down to sixth-gen Skylake processors. The machine could also feature Apple’s Touch ID biometric scanning system, which helps users make payments securely and lock those without authority to access devices out. Kuo have said that the new machine may feature a Touch ID power button which could benefit those wishing to use Apple Pay.
Stylus trackpads could be on their way
Patents featuring stylus-friendly trackpads have been linked to Apple, leading to speculation that this another feature users could be enjoying before the year is out. Experts predict that the new trackpads would be significantly larger than the one found on the current MacBook Pros. It’s strongly predicted that the device will be in stores in time for the festive season. However, it was initially thought that it would be launched in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple’s next event is likely to be for the iPhone 7 launch. Those in the know don’t expect the new MacBook Pro to be unveiled simultaneously.
Air to be dropped?
Speculation that the Air could be dropped from Apple’s range of laptops is also rife. A respected technology blogger called Jack March says he has spoken to a reputable source who told him that Apple is now ready to end the Air brand. More and more figures are suggesting that the company won’t be launching an iPad Air 3 because of the 9.7inch iPad Pro, whilst the latest MacBooks are catering for those seeking out light, thin Apple devices more than adequately, arguably making the MacBook Air obsolete.
Make sure you get a warranty
More and more people are looking for laptop repair companies after their machines come out of warranty. If you do require the services of a repair company for a laptop, it is wise to shop around and explore your options before you come to a decision. You should always be wary of companies that refuse to warranty their work. You may wish to ask friends or family members if they have anyone to recommend, and positive reviews on reputable sites can be a good sign.
What else to look for
Any Apple laptop repair company you’re thinking about using should have an official website or at least a Facebook or Twitter page where they are open and happy to communicate with their customers. Some third-party companies are more trustworthy than others. You should never hesitate to ask them about the quality of their parts or feel bad about walking away if something seems too good to be true. Any reputable laptop repair company will be able to tell you how long you can expect to be without your machine for whilst it is being repaired.