Apple is expected to unveil its new 2017 MacBook Pro in a couple of months from now, if not during next month’s WWDC event. And going by the rumored specs of the device, the flagship device could pack in a huge 32 GB RAM.
Multiple sources have cited reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and claim that Apple has a MacBook Pro refresh planned for later this year that will pack the newest Kaby Lake CPUs along with 32GB of desktop-class RAM.
The above, however, is a rumor at best and awaits official confirmation from Apple. But that isn’t stopping the rumor mill from predicting the laptop to feature the seventh generation Intel Kaby lake chip as well. And combined with a whopping 32 GB of RAM, the 2017 MacBook Pro will no doubt make for a beast of a device, to say the least.
Further details about the 2017 MacBook Pro are scarce at the moment. That said, there sure is mention of a Retina 2 display included in the scheme of things. That apart, the device as a whole is also expected to be lighter and slimmer than its predecessor. An updated Apple Pencil stylus too could be in the offing.
However, the new MacBook Pro 2017 with the rumored 32 GB memory is only expected to enter production towards the last quarter of this calendar year. This means it would only be early 2018 before the laptop begins appearing on store shelves and elsewhere. A new gold color version is also being talked about.
A specific launch timeframe for the new MacBook Pro version is also missing at the moment. Apple has its developer’s conference scheduled just next month. As such, expectations are running high the company might have something to reveal about the device, if not an outright launch itself.
Earlier during the second quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook has spoken of the huge bump in revenue from the sale of the company’s Mac range. Much of that has to do with the stupendous success of the 2016 MacBook Pro models that included a touch bar.
Apple, meanwhile, is expected to unveil new device range this year as it gears up to celebrate 10 years of the iPhone. That includes iPad Pro 2, iMac 2017, 2017 MacBook Pro, and of course a slew of new iPhone models.