When Apple unveiled its new generation of MacBook Pro notebooks in 2017, the devices were rather underwhelming in terms of specs despite some of its interesting features. Furthermore, Apple lost some of its thunder to Microsoft’s presentation. However, it seems that a new report indicates that Apple will release an upgraded version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro in terms of specs.
The reported release of such an upgraded model of the Apple’s notebook comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, a known Apple insider as well as a KGI analyst. He expressed its high expectations that Apple will release a 15-inch MacBook Pro with improved performance specs such as having 32 GB of RAM.
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. However, Kuo believes that the development and release of such a laptop is inevitable as Apple will be constrained to increased RAM capacity of its MacBook series due to the restrictions which are currently present in the design of the memory systems.
Kuo has a long and tested history of anticipating market demands and how Apple responds to them. Therefore, he further speculated that the company will launch the upgraded MacBook Bro version with 32GB RAM later this year as a way to attract a larger group of core users to the established laptop series.
With Intel recently unveiling its new generation of processors known as Kaby Lake during CES 2017, Kuo believes that the upcoming MacBook Pro models will feature CPU’s build on the Kaby Lake architecture. The first among the upcoming revamped models to feature the Kaby Lake chips will be the 12-inch MacBook Pro, which will come with up to 16 GB of RAM and a mass production date to be announced for the second quarter.
Apple will continue to focus on bringing the Kaby Lake architecture to all of its MacBook models, with the 13-inch one being next in line, having an expected start of mass production during the third financial quarter of this year.
What do you think about the MacBook Pro? Are you interested in purchasing the upgraded version of the notebooks?