“Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sees slow demand for Apple’s recently released MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, as the notebooks ship at higher than expected prices and present disappointing specifications to core Mac users,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pro update,” Campbell reports, “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.”

“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,” Campbell reports. “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.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The first MacBook Pro refresh will be the one for the small percentage of power users who require 32GB RAM.

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