MacBook Pro Release Date, News & Update: 2017 MacBook Pro May Have Bigger RAM; Price will be Dropped?

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 02, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

While Apple is still hard at work with the new MacBook Pro, rumor has it that next year's model will come with a 32 GB RAM. A bold move for the company, considering the newly announced Pros are at 16 GB.

Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities' analyst, stated, however, that the addition of RAM relies on Intel because Apple is purportedly waiting for Cannonlake processors. 16 GB, to be honest, isn't all that impressive for a pricey laptop - a statement echoed by gadget geeks. Apple was slapped with an angry mob for their decision to top out at 16 GB for the latest MacBook Pro.

On the other hand, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller, seems to think very differently of the MacBook Pro 32 GB, in his reply to MacRumors. "To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn't be efficient enough for a notebook," he said.

Schiller's statement means that adding 32 GB would eat up the laptop's battery life way too fast. With the Cannonlake processors in consideration, however, a power-efficient MacBook Pro could be expected Fall of 2017. The said processors by Intel are capable of encasing an impressive RAM without having to affect a laptop's battery life. Without it, Apple will have to settle with the Coffee Lake processor and maintain the 16 GB RAM.

Another rumor looming over the 2017 MacBook Pro is the price drop. Starting price for the new "Pros" is at $1,799 that are equipped with a Touch Bar. Next year, what's inevitable is that the Touch Bar will be old news, which makes the lower price tag quite expected. Still, the rumor is considered a welcome change.

More updates of the new MacBook Pro will be posted here at GamenGuide. Stay tuned for more gadget updates!

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