Analyst: Apple is planning a price cut and internal hardware refresh for 2017 MacBook lineup
In a recently released note, KGI Securities, analyst King-Chi Kuo has projected the specifications for Apple's 2017 MacBook models. The note by Kuo comes close on the heels of Apple's official announcement of its latest refresh for MacBook Pro.
According to Kuo, who is known for making accurate predictions related to Apple, a cost reduction as well as an internal hardware refresh is being planned by Apple for its MacBook Pro lineup.
Anticipating the launch of refreshed versions of MacBook Pro by Apple in the second half of 2017, Kuo has revealed in the note that Apple will likely announce a price cut for its refreshed MacBook lineup because the company characteristically overprices at the beginning of a new MacBook generation, and then gradually reduces the cost the next year.
Along with projecting a price cut for the refreshed MacBook Pros to be launched by Apple in 2017, Kuo has also predicted significant specifications upgrade for the devices. Kuo has mentioned in the note that the refreshed MacBook Pros offer support for 32GB of RAM, provided that Intel launches its Canonlake processors in time.
With regard to the allurement for customers to upgrade to the refreshed MacBook Pro models, Kuo has predicted the matured USB-C market and the matured Touch Bar will apparently tempt customers to upgrade.