It is expected that Apple MacBook Pro 2017 laptop is lined to focus on internal component updates, notably platform-wide adoption of Intel’s Kaby Lake architecture. Apple is predicted to start manufacture of a 15-inch MacBook Pro with up to 32GB of RAM.
Apple in 2016’s MacBook risked in releasing with a good that is the Touch Bar but packed it with a hard memory cap of 16GB. This is a minimal allotment viewed as a negative for imaging and video professionals. After which the company faced the customer’s criticism, following which Apple said the move was made in a bid to maximise battery life.
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“The MacBook Pro uses 16GB of very fast LPDDR memory, up to 2133MHz,” SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said in November. “To support 32GB of memory would require using DDR memory that is not low power and also require a different design of the logic board which might reduce space for batteries. Both factors would reduce battery life.”
Expected Launch date of Apple MacBook Pro 2017:
Beyond the high-end 15-inch model, Kuo expects Apple to start production of new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros in the third quarter of 2017. The Apple’s MacBook Pro 2017 is expected to release in the fourth quarter this year with double the memory allotment in comparison of current top-of-the-line models.
Expected Specifications of Apple MacBook Pro 2017:
In order to achieve high memory allotments and keep unplugged battery life performance on par with existing MacBook Pro models, Apple will need to move to an emerging memory technology like LPDDR4 or DDR4L. Such hardware is on track for release later this year.
- As for the 12-inch MacBook, Kuo believes next-generation versions of the thin-and-light will enter mass production in the second quarter with the same basic design aesthetic introduced in 2015.
- New for 2017 is a 16GB memory option that will make an appearance thanks to Intel’s new processor class.
- MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is better than expected despite carrying a hefty price premium, the analyst says.
- The 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, however, is not faring as well.
Kuo believes Apple will apply deep discounts to boost shipments later this year as it looks to the low-end pro model as a replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Air. Apple has rectified supply chain bottlenecks and is on scheduled to return Mac to growth in 2017. And to keep up with demand, capacity has been expanded by 50 percent.