One of the complaints that some users had about Apple’s new MacBook Pros is that they do not support 32GB of RAM. The maximum amount of RAM that users could configure was 16GB, which is more than enough for the average user, but since this is the MacBook “Pro”, there are some professionals who might require more.
Apple had previously stated that 32GB of RAM would have compromised the battery of the laptop and would also require a change of the laptop’s logic board, but unfortunately if you were hoping that this would have been addressed this year, you might be out of luck. Intel’s recent quarterly earnings report has revealed that the company is expected to continue shipping chips using the 14nm process this year, and that high volume production of 10nm chips are only expected in 2019.
What this means is that if Apple were to decide to support 32GB MacBook Pros, it would only happen in 2019 at the earliest. This is because Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake processors have support for LPDDR4 memory which will allow for support of 32GB of RAM. The new processors are also said to produce low amounts of heat and lower battery usage, which should address the concerns that Apple had previously mentioned.
This should be taken with a grain of salt for now since it is only speculation that Intel’s delay of their 10nm processors would affect the launch of 32GB MacBook Pros. Plus there is also no guarantee that Apple would support 32GB of RAM even if it started using the new 10nm processors, but we’ll still keep our fingers crossed!