Phil Schiller Claims MacBook Pro Limited To 16GB Over Battery Life Concerns

Those are actually the same prices for the same upgrades to the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, only the new model also has a 2TB upgrade option for an additional $1,400.

However, although the first Optane-based drives are due to ship to customers by the end of this year, they likely won't arrive in any new products until next year.

Those who are looking for better performance will be disappointed that Apple did not make the entry-level of its MacBook Pro extremely powerful, but there are a few things that you will have to notice.

Here's a little Intel video on the evolution of Optane and how its underlying technology works.

"That's why it seems like there's a little less pro in this year's MacBook", writes Michael Simon, a contributor to MacWorld. Most of us are already aware of the significant changes made by Apple including elimination of all the ports that were badly needed. Rumors talk that Apple is thinking about equipping the upcoming iPhone 8 with a UCB Type-C connector since the new MacBook Pros are using only USB-C and Thunderbolt ports.

MacBook Pro 2016 laptops were introduced by Apple on October 27 event, showing public the laptop's new features such as OLED strip bar located above the keyboard, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and Force trackpad. But fortunately, there's some heartening news on the cost front courtesy of the rumor mill, which insists that price cuts are planned for the second half of 2017 alongside a hardware refresh of the notebooks. Analysts notes that this is reliant upon whether Intel launches its Canonlake processors in time or not.

Externally, they are smaller with the 13-inch coming in at 14.9 mm thick and 3 lbs, while the 15-inch is slightly bigger at 4 lbs and 15.4 mm.

However, according to Phil Schiller, the marketing chief of Apple, if Apple were to offer a laptop supporting a RAM of more than 16 GB, it needs the kind of memory system that consumer additional power. The 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro is a bit trickier, since it comes standard with just 128GB of SSD: it can be upgraded to 256GB for $200, 512GB for $400, and 1TB for $800.

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