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MacBook Pro 2016 Rumors: Specs Trademarks Leaked; Are They For The Apple Laptop?

Update Date: Sep 10, 2016 08:10 AM EDT
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The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is dispalyed after it was unveiled during an Apple special event at the historic California Theater on Oct. 23, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple introduced the new iPad mini at the event, Apple's smaller 7.9 inch version of the iPad tablet. (Photo : Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

As consumers continue to wait for confirmation of already released MacBook Pro 2016 rumors, a new report has hinted of certain leaks that Apple is presently considering for its upcoming products.

Would these anticipated features be used for upgraded laptop model from the American tech giant?

Based on the copy of trademark filings which Apple made internationally, a copy of which was given to Apple Insider, it appeared that the new devices would be packed with exciting features.

"A wide array of international trademark filings allegedly connected to Apple could reveal the branding for new products and services, with possible ties to rumored features in the 'iPhone 7,' 'AirPods' wireless headphones, and redesigned MacBook Pro," the report noted.

Accordingly, trademark lawyer Brian Conroy gave them the list on Tuesday.

While the usual Apple specs like Siri, Breathe, True Tone Display, macOS Sierra and the phrase "designed by Apple in California" are among those listed, new phrases can also be noted.

These include "Iris Engine" and some variants, "Smart Button" registrations, "Touch Bar," "Progress Card," "Swift Lab," "AirPod Case," "Control Strip," "Home Hub" and "iBooks Storytime," whose specific functions and details are not yet known until this time.

Moreover, it is still a mystery, too, if one or more of those things would be incorporated in the highly-anticipated MacBook Pro 2016.

"Apple's process for keeping their upcoming stuff secret is to apply for trademarks in secret far-flung places," Conroy reportedly told the tech site. "About four days (usually) before the six months period runs out they apply globally."

What is also notable in the listing is the "six months seniority expires" phrase which reportedly means that if Apple fails to utilize a patent before its expiry, the trademark will already be released.

In the meantime, MacWorld UK suggested that with the absence of any announcement about the MacBook Pro 2016 release date, or just anything confirming any of the previously cited rumors, during the company's Sept. 7 event, it is likely that the much-awaited information will be revealed by October in another event.



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