MacBook Pro 2016 release date, specs rumors: New iteration will be introduced at the upcoming WWDC?

Fans have been waiting for the rumored MacBook Pro 2016 to become official. There have been numerous reports suggesting that the highly anticipated device will be unveiled by Apple at the upcoming annual Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC event, which will happen in June 2016.

Macbook Air in an Apple Store in Pasadena, California by REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Mario | REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Mario

During the Apple Press Info, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said that the next MacBook Pro will definitely feature a new design, which is said to be lighter than its predecessor.

"MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it's our vision for the future of the notebook," Schiller said. "Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish."

The release of the upcoming iteration is said to be inevitable because of the huge price cut of the current MacBook Pro model. Anybody who wishes to purchase the device will enjoy a $225 price cut for every MacBook Pro 13-inch model, according to Yibada.

Meanwhile, the specs and features of the device have yet to be announced by the company; however, this did not stop fans and critics from making their own prediction. According to Tech Times, the new iteration will be a much-improved model compared to the previous model. It is said to be powered by a Skylake processor from Intel, which is said to be a major upgrade from the last model's Broadwell and Haswell processors. It will also come in two variant – the 13-inch and 15-inch models. It is expected to boast a retina display technology, along with a more powerful graphic system from either AMD or Nvidia.

As of the moment, all fans can do is wait for the company to provide specific details with regard to its development and release date. Until then, these pieces of information must be taken with a grain of salt.