New MacBook Pro Can Only Be Upgraded to 16GB of RAM Due to Battery Life Concerns

New MacBook Pro Can Only Be Upgraded to 16GB of RAM Due to Battery Life Concerns

Posted by · 10612 views · Translate
Apple SVP Phil Schiller says the new MacBook Pro maxes out at 16GB of RAM due to battery life concerns.

Following the MacBook Pro unveiling, many customers were surprised that Apple didn't offer a 32GB of RAM upgrade. MacRumors reader David emailed Apple for an explanation.

Question from David: The lack of a 32GB BTO option for the new MBPs raised some eyebrows and caused some concerns (me included). Does ~3GBps bandwidth to the SSD make this a moot issue? I.e. memory paging on a 16GB system is so fast that 32GB is not a significant improvement

Schiller's answer: Thank you for the email. It is a good question. To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn't be efficient enough for a notebook. I hope you check out this new generation MacBook Pro, it really is an incredible system.

We'll be sharing early benchmarks for the new MacBooks as soon as they are available. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

You can learn more about the new MacBook Pro here.

Read More


New MacBook Pro Can Only Be Upgraded to 16GB of RAM Due to Battery Life Concerns
johanna craig - March 29, 2017 at 2:33pm
my name is Johanna I have been scammed too many times in the past that made me almost gave up in getting the information i needed to prove my ex husband wrong regarding the dead of our son in court, please don't be a victim, because it took me months to find a genuine hacker who helped me out and gave me the result have spent over $4000 to so many bad hackers online. Thank you Michael! The work you did on my ex husband’s iphone was amazing and unbelievable to me with what I saw! I had already given up then I went on facebook where I saw an advert from suzan adams about his job well done. Please everyone I don’t really want to talk much to say just that I promised to tell everyone about him that’s why am doing this. If you want to be happy and be free from all the lies from your husband and fake evil lovers you go and contact Lawson and see a good result bye. michael.l@hackermail.com +1646-652-6107
GOLDEN GROUP - February 22, 2017 at 2:49am
Hi. We are a group of hackers called Golden Group and we offer hacking services for everyone. Some of our services are: - Get any password from any Email Address. - Get any password from any Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. - Cell phone hacking (whatsapp, viber, line, wechat, etc) - Grades changes (institutes and universities) - Websites hacking, pentesting. - IP addresses and people tracking. - Hacking courses and classes. Our services are the best on the market and 100% secure and discreet guaranteed. Just write us and ask for your desired service: OUR EMAIL ADDRESS: hackers@goldengroup.org OUR WEBSITE: www.goldengroup.org
N3 - October 30, 2016 at 5:33pm
4Years to develop a notebook that can't have more than 16G ram...innovation and apple, we need a phd study to understand ?!?!?
NyomiDurani - October 30, 2016 at 12:40am
Should you ever require the services of a hacker, i implore you to try your very best to hire only professionals. cyberphonehacker@gmail.com will increase your chances of getting your job completed. i was able to hire the services of an elite, asides the fact that i was provided a permanent solution to the service he rendered me but he gave a very efficient customer experience. he carried me along with every process and didnt leave me in the dark. contact; cyberphonehacker@gmail.com or +1 916 302 2234
Cracker - October 29, 2016 at 7:43pm
Schiller's reply sidesteps the actual issue which is power and performance - not battery life. If battery life is, indeed, the main issue then they should have designed a method that uses less ram while the MacBook is unplugged and relying solely on battery power. Most power users (designers, animators, etc.) are using the MacBook plugged in at a workstation a significant percentage of the time. To have the MacBook Pro (it's the *PRO* for christ's sake!) designed in a way as to only be able to utilize 16gb of ram maximum is totally ridiculous and laughable. And no to anyone who says that the way the MacBook Pro is designed eliminates the need for more than 16gb - the most demanding tasks such as video editing require more - period. This is truly why many designers are now running Adobe software on different platforms - Apple's hardware and the inability to upgrade have become crippling.
18 More Comments
Recent