More RAM for the 2017 MacBook and MacBook Pro?

Posted January 18, 2017

According to a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, reported by a host of tech news sites, Apple has finally made a decision to use Intel's latest processors in its MacBook Pro computers.

But it's Kuo's note about a new 15-inch MacBook that will excite long-term Pro supporters. Rumors already point to the arrival of Intel's latest-generation microprocessors (Kaby Lake), freshly unveiled at the CES technology show in Las Vegas (USA), accompanied by a boost in RAM.

This is according to respected analyst and font of Apple info Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who made the revelations in a research note as spotted by MacRumors. This means that the tech giant should offer up to 32GB worth of RAM in the flagship variant of its 2017 MacBook Pro.

The 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro models will enter production in the third quarter.

Lack of battery life: "We believe the new MacBook Touch Bar models featuring the Kaby Lake platform will be power-efficient, which may also positively affect shipments".

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It's only been a couple of months since Apple radically redesigned its MacBook Pro line, but already rumours are circulating around the next update. This is despite of the fact that the MacBook Air has been shown the exit recently from Apple.

A new 12-inch MacBook is expected to enter production in Q2 of 2017 while the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros will begin production Q3 of 2017.

Kuo claims that the 12-inch MacBook will be the first one to carry the new Intel chipset, and that mass production of this model will begin in the second quarter of 2017.

The current top model of the new generation of MacBook Pros sits at 16 GB of RAM and Apple has not released nor announced a notebook with 32 GB of RAM. The Cupertino-based company is expected to roll out an Intel Kaby Lake-powered model of its current MacBook Pro by the end of 2017.

With such an offering, the MacBook Pro can regain the trust of the consumers but it will be a slow process. Currently, the 12in laptop maxes out at 8GB of RAM.