MacBook Pro 2017 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Next Round Of Apple Notebooks Coming With Intel Kaby Lake Processors Inside?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 03, 2016 11:02 AM EST
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The refreshed MacBook Pro from Apple has been getting hit left and right by criticism, most feeling that the Cupertino company could have done better. Among the things that potential buyers are hitting are the processor and the limited 16 GB RAM.

As mentioned in a previous post, the MacBook Pro is limited to 16 GB of RAM which was meant to ensure energy efficiency of the latest Apple notebook model. The Cupertino company focused on delivering a device that could last longer with most questioning its power potential.

Aside from that, there is the use of Skylake processors. While this chip packs a punch, many feel that Apple would have been better off with Intel’s latest SoC. The problem is that Apple is believed to have had supply problems of the chip though all that could change when the MacBook Pro 2017 comes out next year.

Are Intel Kaby Lake chips launching at CES 2017?

All this depends on whether Intel’s move to unveil the Kaby Lake chips. The company is widely believed to be revealing the more powerful chip at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas next year, ramping up possibilities of seeing MacBook Pro 2017 models sporting better chipsets, Digitimes reported.

Conflict among MacBook Pro owners and future buyers

All this should be good news considering many were expecting the refreshed MacBook Pro to actually sport an Intel Kaby Lake processor. However, it does beg to ask how early bird buyers settling for the Skylake SoCs would react.

Obviously those initial batch of MacBook Pro 2016 buyers will be disappointed so Apple may need to do something to even things out. They could either swap processors from Skylake to Kaby Lake, something only Apple can do.

A price hike or perhaps giving early owners of the MacBook Pro 2016 some gift or token could be also be possible. All these are speculations from the grapevine so watch out for a stormy year for the next batch of MacBook Pro 2017 models.

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