Apple is expected to release upgraded MacBook Pro this year, and according to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the 15-inch model will feature Intel's Kaby Lake processors and 32GB of RAM. Lastly, Apple may cut the price of the 13-inch non-touchbar MacBook Pro because it hasn't fared well with consumers.
Kuo believes that the new MacBook Pro will be flawless for the high-end users, as it will imitate desktop-class RAM.
In terms of growth, Kuo predicts that Mac shipments will grow in 2017 and cites production delays as the main reason for slow growth in 2017 as demand for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is "better than expected".
Intel's Skylake processors limit the 2016 MacBook Pro models to only 16BG of RAM.
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With regard to the processors, the upcoming MacBook lineups will run the newly introduced 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors including the 12-inch MacBook Pro lineup and its mass production is expected to start in the Q2 this year. Video game companies will adjust to their demographic by doing things such as microtransactions, listening to their feedback during conventions and exhibits, and if the game or console has been running for a long time, will most likely release a patch. Meanwhile, the 13-inch and 15-inch models will begin production in the following quarter. The 32GB RAM option model is being pegged as "the most significantly redesigned product this year".
Kuo also claimed the new Kaby Lake MacBook and MacBook Pro models would be power efficient, which may positively affect shipment numbers. This is why it is so critical for the Cupertino-based company to roll out a Kaby Lake-powered variant of its MacBook Pro before the end of this year.
Some rumors said iMac was on the line for 2017. It will also have the same Touch bar introduced past year for the 2016 version of MacBook Pro.