Apple MacBook Pro price cut expected in 2017, new 32GB RAM variant: Report

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will be dropping the price of its new MacBook series in 2017, bring 32GB RAM

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 3, 2016 9:15 am
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Apple released its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that he expects the Cupertino giant to drop the price of the new lineup, and even add 32GB RAM support next year.

Kuo noted that Apple usually launches its products at a higher price, and only does price cuts on the units in the new year that follows. He anticipates that the drop in prices will be coming during the second half of next year. Kuo additionally believes that customers will gravitate towards the new MacBook’s once the USB-C market matures along with the Touch Bar.

Kuo believes that the 2017 MacBook laptops may find support for 32GB RAM, and might also come with Intel’s new Cannonlake CPU (which features 15-20 per cent less power consumption). If the new notebooks do not come with the Cannonlake CPU, the models might find the adoption of Intel Coffee Lake.

A recent stripdown of the new MacBook Pro done by iFixit showed that the new notebooks have a removable custom SSD, and also a smaller battery compared to the previous generation. Phil Schiller has said that the new notebooks are limited to 16GB of RAM due to concerns over battery usage. The iFixit report claims that the new 13-inch MacBook pro now comes with a 27 per cent smaller battery compared to the last model.

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Apple introduced its new series of 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro at its media event on October 27, with the new models offering a brighter display with a greater colour gamut. The new lineup features four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and a larger Force trackpad.