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Apple Will Release An Updated 15-inch MacBook Pro With Kaby Lake CPU And 32GB OF RAM

By Edge Ison , Jan 18, 2017 05:36 AM EST
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When Apple unveiled its new line of MacBooks, a lot of controversies followed. While most talked about the lack of standard ports, somehow lost among the scuffle is the laptop's lack of RAM and Kaby lake processors.

Apple will finally deal with those issues.

16 Going on 32

The tech giant is set to release an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with up to 32GB of RAM. Venture Beat mentioned that the planned release will happen during the last quarter of 2017.

The piece of good news came all the way from renowned KGI Securities analyst and supposed Apple news expert Ming-Chi Kuo who also reported three months prior that Apple was planning on making 32GB of RAM an option on the MacBook Pro. Yet again, Kuo as correct.

Before this fact, the latest MacBook Pro only had 16GB of RAM which is quite low considering its Apple and MacBooks being talked about.

Kaby Lake Update

Another recurring issue with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro and even the 12-inch MacBook models is its outdated processor. When the new MacBook Pro devices were released, it came with

Intel only recently unveiled the new Kaby Lake chipset at the just-concluded CES 2017. Suffice to say, Apple was a bit late to the Kaby Lake party.

Kuo thinks the 12-inch MacBook will be the first one to receive the updated chipset. He also noted that the said laptop will be mass produced starting in the second quarter of 2017 which will allow it to have the new processor. The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, meanwhile, will follow suit in Q3.

With this new information, interested buyers of the MacBook Pros may want to wait until the updated versions are out.

As mentioned, the new MacBook Pro has dealt with a number of issues including missing ports and poor battery. The former can be solved by dongles and other third-party devices. As for the battery issues, Apple was able to turn around the negative rating of Consumer Reports.

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