The fix will have to wait for a new chip, says Taiwan’s most celebrated Apple analyst.
The MacBook Pro could get an update next year that would eliminate the 16GB limitation that has upset so many Apple loyalists, according to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo.
From Mikey Campbell report in AppleInsider Monday night:
Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pro update, expected in the second half of the year, may gain support for up to 32GB of RAM, making the platform a more compelling option for power users.
As AppleInsider noted earlier today [here], the recently released MacBook Pro series is powered by Intel’s Skylake class of processors with LPDDR3 memory, a specification that supports up to 16GB RAM. Next-generation Cannonlake CPUs that efficiently run LPDDR4 RAM at higher allotments are scheduled for release in time for next year’s MacBook update. If Intel fails to ship Cannonlake on time, however, Apple will likely turn to Coffee Lake, which features the same LPDDR3 specifications as Skylake.
Apple is being blamed both for waiting too long to update the MacBook Pro and for jumping too soon into the wrong Intel ‘lake. Any wonder Cupertino tries so hard to control the whole stack?
See also: How reliable is Ming-Chi Kuo?