Apple will update MacBooks with more RAM, Kaby Lake CPUs: Ming-Chi Kuo
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his strong track record in predictions regarding Apple, believes that Apple will be introducing laptops with both Kaby Lake and more RAM. The updates and new models will all begin production this year.
Of course, it doesn't take a genius to guess that Apple would be adding more RAM and switching to Kaby Lake—aside from battery life, these were the chief complaints about the 2016 launches. Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller has claimed in an email that putting more than 16 GB of ram at the time would further compromise the battery life of the notebooks, so Apple has either increased the battery capacity or simply disregarded this concern. As for Kaby Lake, it is the standard chipset of all Intel-based laptops released this year.
What Kuo has predicted that others couldn't, however, are the details of new MacBooks. He says that a new 12-inch MacBook will start production in Q2, updates to the 13 and 15-inch Pros in Q3, and a new 15-inch MacBook—not just an update—will start production in Q4. The new 15-inch notebook is said to ship with 32 GB of RAM and is higher-end than the existing Pro 15.