2011 2012 macbook pro - why apple lies about RAM 8GB max ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joecool99, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. joecool99 Suspended


    Aug 20, 2008
    i just don't get it. all 2011 models support 16GB RAM and run 100%
    now even with the 2012 model, still says 8GB with no mention of 16GB upgrade-ability. why ?
    they can just take our money directly - this way it's other retailers who benefit. i don't mind.

    just want to know why they lie about this...
  2. vladzaharia macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2010
    Probably because Apple officially supports only up to 8GB of RAM. Just because the hardware supports 16GB does not mean that it is a supported configuration by the company.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I wouldn't call it lying. Apple has historically been conservative in their maximum RAM specs. They don't say you can't put more RAM in. They just state "up to 8GB", which is true. It's just that "up to 16GB" is also true. It's been this way for years.

    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:

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