As per a report from AppleInsider that cites famed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may release a RAM loaded version of the 15-inch Macbook Pro. The system could pack as much as 32-GB of RAM and could hit the markets near the end of the year.
This is the second time that Ming-Chi Kuo — who is noted for his oft-correct predictions about Apple, has come up with 32-GB Macbooks. Almost 3 months ago, he had said that Apple could introduce Macbook Pro with 32 GB of RAM in 2017. Well, he appears to narrowed down his prediction down to the quarter and states that a 15-inch Macbook Pro with the maximum possible configuration of 32-GB, could be released by quarter 4.
If true, this would double the RAM that is currently available and at least make some of the professionals happy. Apple has come under fire from many developers and video and imaging professionals of late, who allege that the company was compromising on specs at the cost of looks and style. Apple had responded by saying the change was to ensure maximum battery life.
With 32-GB under the hood, the Macbook Pro could receive a serious raise on its processing power. However, we could look at lower battery life on the system. Not that people who need the processing power would care.
As per Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Apple,
The MacBook Pro uses 16GB of very fast LPDDR memory, up to 2133MHz. 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.
The company may chose to move to LPDDR4 or DDR4L technologies, both of which are slated for release soon, to ensure that its battery life remans unaffected despite the increase in RAM.
The other important things that we were able to take away from the report included a platform-wide adoption of Intel’s latest Kaby Lake architecture, and maybe, just maybe, the possibility of heavy discounts on the 13-inch Macbook Pro without the touch bar, as Apple looks to boost shipments that have dropped of late.
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