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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 3.1 13" Touch/Late 2016 Specs

Identifiers: Late 2016 13" (Touch Bar) - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro13,2 - A1706 - 3071

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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-Inch Late 2016 (Touch Bar, 4 Thunderbolt 3 Ports)The MacBook Pro "Core i5" 3.1 13-Inch (Late 2016 Retina Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.9 13-Inch (Late 2016 Retina Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

The MacBook Pro "Core i5" 3.1 13-Inch (Late 2016 Retina Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) features a 14 nm, 6th Generation "Skylake" 3.1 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (6287U), with dual independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (which can be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 256 GB or 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris Graphics 550 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.

This notebook also has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, a thin, backlit "second generation" butterfly mechanism keyboard with an integrated new "Touch Bar" that replaces the traditional function keys with a touch-sensitive control that adapts for different applications and provides Touch ID login support, and a gigantic "Force Touch" trackpad.

Additionally, it has a high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3" widescreen 2560x1600 (227 ppi, 500 nits) "Retina" display, and a integrated battery that provides an Apple estimated 10 hours of runtime.

This notebook is offered in either silver colored aluminum or a darker "Space Gray" colored aluminum housing (but not other colors) and weighs just a bit more than 3 pounds (1.37 kg).

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, four "Thunderbolt 3" ports (USB-C connector), and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has a completely different external housing that is thinner, is available in another color option, and has the aforementioned "Touch Bar" in addition to a larger trackpad, but swaps a variety of ports for just four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Internally, it has a more advanced processor and architecture, as well as a more advanced graphics processor and better speakers, but reduced battery life.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch "Late 2016" Retina Display MacBook Pro models? What are the differences between these models and the "Early 2015" models replaced?
  • What are all the differences between the 13-Inch and 15-Inch "Late 2016" Retina Display MacBook Pro models?

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October 27, 2016* N/A
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*This model first shipped on November 16, 2016.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2016.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Pending Pending
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

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3326 6893
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

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3679 (3873 - GB 4) 8044 (7697 - GB 4)
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookPro13,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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3.1 GHz Core i5 (I5-6287U)
Details: This model is powered by a 14 nm, 64-bit "Sixth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i5 "Skylake" (I5-6287U) processor which includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 4 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.5 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize four total "cores" or "threads" (two real and two virtual).

Also see: How fast are the 13-Inch "Late 2016" MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced?
3.5 GHz N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the Retina Display MacBook Pro models?
4 GT/s (OPI)* 3.1 GHz (Built-in)
Details: *This system has an OPI -- "On Package Interface" to connect the processor and chipset. Intel reports that it runs at 4 GT/s.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k x2 256k x2, 4 MB*
Details: *Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 4 MB of shared level 3 cache.
LPDDR3 SDRAM* 2133 MHz
Details: Ships standard with 8 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.
8 GB* 16 GB*
Details: *8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it can be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase for US$100. RAM cannot be upgraded later.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 GB* None
Details: *There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard. It can be upgraded to 16 GB only at the time of purchase.
Iris Graphics 550 Integrated
Details: This model has an Intel Iris 550 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
1.5 GB* 1.5 GB*
Details: *Apple reports that this model uses Intel Iris Graphics 550 and allocates up to 1.5 GB of system memory for video function.
13.3" Widescreen 2560x1600
Details: This model has a 13.3" color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2560 by 1600 native resolution at 227 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It has a brightness rating of 500 nits and a wide color gamut (P3), as well. It also supports scaled resolutions of 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, and 1024 by 640.

Also see: How can you "force" or "hack" the Retina Display MacBook Pro models to run at the native resolution or otherwise fit more on screen than by default?
Dual/Mirroring* 4096x2304 (x2*)
Details: *In addition to simultaneous support of the internal display, this model supports a maximum resolution up to 4096x2304 at 60 Hz at over a billion colors on two external displays or a single external display at a maximum resolution up to 5120x2880 at 60 Hz at over a billion colors via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C).

Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
256, 512 GB SSD* N/A
Details: *Storage varies depending on the stock "base" configuration before the custom processor is selected. Originally shipped with 256 GB or 512 GB of SSD storage. It can be upgraded at the time of purchase to a 1 TB SSD for an extra US$400, also. It cannot be upgraded after purchase.

Also see: What SSD storage options are available for the "Touch Bar" MacBook Pro models? Is it even possible to upgrade the storage?

Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Soldered Onboard (PCIe 3.0)
Details: This model has onboard PCIe 3.0-based storage. It cannot be upgraded.
None* None
Details: *This MacBook Pro does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor PowerMax offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.

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Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for this MacBook Pro? Can it be used with other Macs?
None None*
Details: *This model does not have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for US$29.
802.11ac 4.2
Details: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.2 standard. Note that this model supports 802.11ac up to 1.3Gbps.

Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
4* (3.1) None
Details: *This model has four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C connector) that also support the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard (up to 10 Gbps). However, note that the two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the right side of the notebook operate at reduced speed.
None None
Details: This model does not have any expansion slots or bays.

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Full-size Trackpad (Force Touch)
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "64 (US) or 65 (ISO) keys, including 4 arrow keys" as well as a customizable "Touch Bar" with integrated Touch ID login support. It has an ambient light sensor, too.

The "Force Touch" trackpad offers "precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures."
Notebook 13" MacBook Pro (Early 2016, Touch Bar)
Details: This MacBook Pro uses a thin black and silver or black and dark "Space Gray" "unibody" case design milled from a single piece of aluminum with a "catchless" magnetic latch. It does have integrated "Touch Bar" capability with Touch ID login support.
BTO/CTO Late 2016 13" (Touch Bar)
Details: As this model technically is a custom configuration of the MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.9 13" Late 2016 (Touch Bar), it does not have its own order number.
A1706 (EMC 3071) MacBookPro13,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1706 Model Number, the 3071 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro13,2 Model Identifier.

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49.2 W h Li-Poly 10 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "49.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" that provides "up to" 10 hours of wireless web or iTunes movie playback. It likely is glued in place and cannot be replaced by an end user. When additional information is available, this will be updated.

Also see: How do you replace the battery in the 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro? Is it possible?
X 10.12.1 (16B2657) Current
Details: This system fully supports the latest version of macOS Sierra (10.12).

Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra (10.12)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
10 (64-Bit)* 10 (64-Bit)*
Details: *The pre-installed version of Apple's Boot Camp supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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0.59 x 11.97 x 8.36 3.02 lbs (1.37 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (1.49 cm, 30.41 cm, 21.24 cm).
US$1899, US$2199* US$1899, US$2199*
Details: *The price is the same regardless of color. This custom processor upgrade option adds US$100 to the price of either base model. Consequently, with the processor upgrade, the final price is US$1899 with a 256 GB SSD and US$2199 with a 512 GB SSD.

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4 (Thunderbolt 3/USB-C) None
Details: This model has four Thunderbolt 3 ports. These four ports support charging the notebook, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps), and USB 3.1 Generation 2 (up to 10 Gbps). In particular, it also is worth noting that the two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the right side of the notebook operate at reduced speed.

Also see: How many external displays can the Retina Display MacBook Pro models support? What is the maximum supported resolution of each? Are adapters required?
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
4* (3.1) None
Details: *This model has four Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C connector) that also support the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard (up to 10 Gbps). However, note that the two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the right side of the notebook operate at reduced speed.
None None*
Details: No internal modem or Ethernet, although an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is available for optional purchase. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 are standard.
None None
Details: N/A
3 (Internal) 1
Details: Three internal microphones. Has a single 3.5 mm headphone jack.
1 1
Details: Has a single 3.5 mm headphone jack. It does not support optical audio.
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 61W USB-C power adapter. This model does not support a "MagSafe" connector.

Global original prices for the MacBook Pro "Core i5" 3.1 13" Touch/Late 2016 in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.

Original Prices - North & South America

C$2419, C$2669 Pending
Pending US$1899, US$2199*

Original Prices - Europe

€2119, €2319 €2119, €2319
DKK 16,359, 17,859 €2219, €2419
€2119, €2319 €2119, €2319
€2219, €2419 €2219, €2419
€2048,95, €2242,34 €2119, €2319
NOK 20.090, 22.090 €2219, €2419
€2119, €2319 SEK 21.695, 23.695
CHF 2'109, 2'309 £1839, £2039

Original Prices - Asia

Pending HK$14,668, HK$16,068
Pending Pending
¥188,800, ¥208,800 Pending
RM 8,059, 8,859 PHP 104,990, 114,990
S$2,728, S$2,928 Pending
Pending Pending

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$2859, A$3159 NZ$3169, NZ$3469

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