Recently Apple has announced it’s latest Macbook Pro that has the new Touch Bar. Apple went to touch bar instead of a touch screen mac as for its users it’s a useless productive feature. Apple analyst King-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is already offering a look at what Apple has in store for next year’s models. According to the note, Apple is planning to drops price cut and an internal hardware refresh for its MacBook Pro line.
To be honest, Yes time the new 2016 Macbook pro is over priced. Apple always tends to charge the higher price for its premium products. It’s a new generation MacBook so obviously, the price will go up as it has new technology and more features. The KGI report is overall optimistic about the 2017 MacBook lineup.
Additionally, Kuo predicts that as the USB-C market matures and the Touch Bar matures and goes high, customers will become more enticed to upgrade.
In terms of specs, KGI anticipates that Apple will launch refreshed MacBook Pros in the second half of 2017 that offer support for 32GB of RAM. He notes that this is dependent upon whether or not Intel releases its Canonlake processors in time, though.
Kuo explains that the Canonlake CPU with LPDDR 4 RAM consumes 15 percent to 25 percent less power than existing CPUs, thus allowing that power saving to be allotted to additional RAM. If, however, Intel is late in launching Cannonlake CPUs, Kuo predicts that Apple will adopt Coffee Lake processors, which use LPDDR 3 RAM, making out at 16GB because of power consumption.
Apple executive Phil Schiller explained last week that why Apple didn’t go for 32GB ram. It would decrease the battery life. So it wasn’t a feasible option for Apple. Let’s see what happens. Fingers crossed.