Apple Expected to Drop Price of MacBook Pro, Possibly Add Support for 32GB of RAM in 2017

Apple Expected to Drop Price of MacBook Pro, Possibly Add Support for 32GB of RAM in 2017

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Apple is expected to drop the price of the recently launched MacBook Pro and add support for 32GB of RAM next year, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The analyst notes that Apple typically prices major upgrades higher in their launch year "before undergoing price cuts in the following year".

Additionally, Kuo expects the new MacBook Pros to gain support for 32GB of RAM as long as Intel launches its Cannonlake processors on time.

The new MacBook to be launched in 2H17 may support 32GB DRAM, eventually attracting more core users; this depends on whether or not Intel ships Cannonlake CPU on time in 2017, which features 15-25% less power consumption of LPDDR 4, versus the existing LPDDR 3. If Cannonlake doesn’t enter mass production as expected, the new models launched in 2H17 will adopt Coffee Lake, which continues to adopt LPDDR 3, and maximum DRAM support will also remain unchanged at 16GB.

Power users have expressed disappointment in Apple's decision to cap RAM at 16GB for this year's model. Apple SVP Phil Schiller says the new MacBook Pro maxes out at 16GB of RAM due to battery life concerns.

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Apple Expected to Drop Price of MacBook Pro, Possibly Add Support for 32GB of RAM in 2017
SpeakLogic - November 13, 2016 at 4:31am
See I called it Apple sales are NOT as good as they say. Its all an illusion folks an illusion of progress when in fact we are going backwards in many ways..
Van G - November 2, 2016 at 8:33am
Battery life concerns. While the damn thing gets thinner and thinner. Who cares how think the laptop is if it means hours in battery life?!???
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Dear merchant - November 1, 2016 at 1:52pm
the i7 upgrade should be 200$(the price difference on amazon) not 300$ :(
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Ching Cheung Optametris - November 1, 2016 at 1:02pm
This is 2016 apple, touch screen is everywhere not 2006 with touch bar. What kind of inovation is this? Or is it called courage again? Courage to downgrade macbook pro?????
djsakljdslak - November 1, 2016 at 1:47pm
It is 5X faster to press the touchbar than to lift your arm for the screen and you can have true full-screen apps with no controls popping in and out
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