IF YOU'RE AS PISSED OFF as we are about the prices of Apple's new MacBook Pros you may want to hold off on upgrading until next year.
That's the word on the street, according to Apple analyst King-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who claims that the firm is planning a price cut and an internal hardware refresh for the MacBook Pro lineup in 2017.
The note, seen by 9to5Mac, said that Apple tends to overprice at the start of a new MacBook generation before gradually lowering the price in the following year.
Kuo predicted that the firm's newly unveiled MacBook Pro line-up will receive a price cut in the second half of 2017, although it's unclear by how much.
As well as a price cut, Kuo suggested that Apple will launch new MacBook hardware next year, which will be upgraded to 32GB of RAM assuming that Intel releases its Canonlake processors on time.
Kuo noted that that the Canonlake CPU with LPDDR 4 RAM consumes 15 to 25 per cent less power than existing CPUs, thus allowing that power saving to be given to additional RAM.
If Canonlake isn't ready in time, Apple will reportedly opt for Intel's Coffee Lake chips instead, which would see next year's MacBooks sticking at 16GB of RAM.
Separate rumours, courtesy of Korea's ET News, claim that Apple could be gearing up to launch MacBooks will full OLED displays.
The report said that the firm is looking to Samsung, which reportedly supplied OLED tech for Apple's newfangled Touch Bar, as it mulls switching to OLED for future MacBook displays.
This follows rumours that next year's iPhone 8, or at least the highest-spec Pro model, will be the first to adopt OLED display technology. µ
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