2017 MacBook Pro Update Might Disappoint

Posted: May 8 2017, 5:25am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

 
2017 MacBook Pro Update Might Disappoint

2017 update might only support 16GB RAM

Rumors continue to swirl about what the 2017 MacBook Pro update might bring to the table. Some of the wilder rumors have suggested that the new MacBook Pro might ditch physical keys in favor of a design that supports the Apple Pencil stylus instead. I find that rumor hard to believe as typing on the system would certainly suffer.

One of the things that many were expecting to land on the updated MacBook Pro this year was support for more RAM. Support for that additional RAM will certainly come, but some might be disappointed by how much RAM they can get. Some speculation has claimed that Intel's Canon Lake processors are delayed, Apple would need those processors to support higher RAM capacity.

The available Kaby Lake parts will go up to 16GB of RAM and to support 32GB, which is what some Apple fans want, would require a new RAM controller or more wait until the Canon Lake chipset lands. MacBook fans are still expecting the 2017 update to bring a thinner design, new gold color, and possibly a larger battery for more runtime.

WWDC will kick off in June, but rumors continue to maintain that the updated MacBooks won't surface until October with pricing starting at $1,200 for base models. Some older rumors have suggested that it might be 2018 before updated MacBooks are seen.

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