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Apple doubles ram on new MacBooks’

Apple doubles ram on new MacBooks’

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Later this year, for the first time MacBooks with 32 GB ram, instead of the current maximum of 16 GB.

That predicts KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who regularly information about Apple products still before they are announced, in a message that is in the hands of AppleInsider.

When Apple released late last year the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar announced, many users are disappointed that they only were available with 16 GB of ram. That capacity can also not be manually expanded. Mac-senior executive Phil Schiller has defended this choice by saying that extra ram much energy would be consumed and the laptops less compact.

Kaby Lake

Kuo predicts that Apple’s MacBook lines this year to internally refresh, including an update to the latest Kaby Lake chips from Intel. That also makes the way for use of more memory, think the analyst that this is only in the 15 inch model of the MacBook Pro will happen. May Apple need to choose for memory chips that are normally in desktop-pc’s can be used.

According to Kuo will also be the 12-inch MacBook this year, an internal update, with new processors and also doubling the ram to 16 GB.

Apple saw its Mac sales in 2016 will shrink by more than 8 percent, according to research firm Gartner earlier. According to Kuo this has mainly to do with delays in the supply chain, that have now been resolved.

He expects in 2017 to resume growth, though he thinks that the MacBook Pro 13-inch with discount will be sold, because that under-performs. All new models in the second half of the year is expected.

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