One of the common complaints among users of Apple’s MacBook Pro has been the lack of RAM in top-line models. Currently, MacBook Pros max out at 16 GB of RAM, but now it’s rumored that the tech giant will release a 32GB RAM model later this year.
Famed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently wrote in a letter to investors that he expects Apple to release a 15-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM in the fourth quarter of the year, as reported by AppleInsider today. Earlier this month, Intel unveiled its new Kaby Lake processors, which Kuo believes will be featured in Apple’s next line of MacBook Pro models. The news comes a month after Consumer Reports couldn’t give the MacBook Pro a recommendation, citing battery usage as one of its major flaws.
The update will be music to the ears of Apple users who have expressed disappointment for Apple only offering a maximum of 16GB RAM in its TouchBar models, which were released last October. Apple defended its stance, with VP Phil Schiller saying that a new logic board would need to be designed for a MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM. There’s no official word from Apple as of yet, but it’s likely CEO Tim Cook is aware of the complaints among users.
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