MacBook Pro 2016 news, latest rumors: Laptop may be installed with Skylake processor and launched this year

(Reuters/Stephen Lam)MacBook Pro display at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California in June 2012.

The rumored MacBook Pro 2016 is still up for confirmation, but fans already expect that it will be released in October. Its specs and features have also been speculated for quite some time, but Apple has been silent about everything.

Last month, the Cupertino-based giant company has launched its new flagship handsets, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but it did not mention anything about the MacBook Pro 2016.

Rumors claim that the company is now exerting efforts to bring the MacBook Pro gear to the public while working on the macOS 10.12.1 and preparing the operation system to support the new features of its new hardware. Such features include the Touch ID and the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch bar, which is said to replace the queue function keys of the typical keyboard.

In an article by BGR, a Redditor has allegedly revealed that a second, new Apple device is "in the works." This sparks speculations that the device will have substantial improvement even if the current model already has impressive features.

Another rumor claims that Apple is already on the verge of scheduling a press conference this month. The event may already give light to the speculations pertaining to the Pro 2016. In fact, Foxconn is about to hold an event that features two new Apple devices that have never been seen by the public, according to an alleged Foxconn source.

As for the rumored specs, there is an ongoing debate as to whether the laptop will be installed with the Kaby Lake processor or with Intel's Skylake processor. If the device is to be powered by the latter, then it is highly possible that the Pro 2016 will be out by this year.

Other specs include a USB-Type C port, aside from the already mentioned Touch ID feature and the OLED touch bar.

The price, on the other hand, tech analysts foresee that it may come around $1,099.