New on the 2017 MacBook: Kaby Lake?

New on the 2017 MacBook: Kaby Lake?

icon macbook 2016As every year, Apple will launch updated MacBooks with this time, Intel Kaby Lake processors, according to the latest report of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This new processor initially expected on Macbook Pro 2016, will be accompanied by an increase in RAM.

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A simple annual update

The analyst expects the new 12-inch MacBook models equipped with Kaby Lake processors to enter mass production early in the second quarter, which starts in March, and noted that an option of 16GB of RAM could be added, presumably intended for a high-end model. The two current 12-inch MacBook configurations include 8 GB of RAM.

Similarly, Kuo says the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Kaby Lake processors will come into production early in the third quarter (around July). The note does not specify how much RAM these models will have, but 16GB could remain the limit due to restrictions due to current memory designs.

A MacBook equipped with 32 GB of RAM?

Interestingly, Kuo also mentions a "15-inch MacBook" that will include 32 GB of RAM and come into production early in the fourth quarter. He says that this model will be the biggest novelty of the year, and he predicts that it will adopt a faster RAM to satisfy high-end users.

Not before the end of the year

Given the high-end specifications, it is likely that this 15-inch MacBook is part of the MacBook Pro range, but this point is not specified. While release dates have not been mentioned, the analyst expects these new MacBook Pro models to be unveiled in the second half of 2017.

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