Apple's newly refreshed laptop line, but many are still concerned that the aren't .
The electronics giant may assuage some of those concerns later this year, predicts KGI Securities analyst and Apple Nostradamus Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo, MacRumors reported Monday.that Apple would overhaul the MacBook Pro line to include a touchscreen in place of function keys, said the company will release a 15-inch MacBook equipped with 32GB of RAM in the fourth quarter,
This appears to be separate to a refreshment for 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, which he said will start offering Intel's new processors, as well as a 16GB RAM option. (They currently offer 8GB.)in the third quarter. In the second quarter, Kuo predicts, Apple will update its line with the new
The new processors couldaddress one criticism some had of the new MacBook Pros: . The 32GB RAM MacBook, which Kuo said will be the "most significantly redesigned product this year," is likely geared toward art professionals, who need RAM for video, audio and photo editing.
While Apple relies heavily on its iPhones for its revenue, Apple's computers are the heart and origin of the company. Apple's reputation is especially renowned among creative professionals, who are willing to pay the steep price for Macs and MacBooks but also expect Apple to keep up with the competition on the basics like battery life.
Kuo has an impressive record when it comes to Apple predictions. Other than his 2016 MacBook Pro redesign, his correct predictions have included the, as well as the , which became the .
Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
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