Approximately when will the next update be? (2018)

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  1. seeforyourself macrumors regular

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    I was very disappointed that there was no option for a 32GB of ram. I heard that it might be next year that they give the option. When should that be around? February?

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  2. leman macrumors G3

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    It depends on when the next series of suitable hardware gets released. I am not sure if there is a hard schedule. I think December is a good guess?
     
  3. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

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    Coffee Lake is the 8th generation processor update from Intel and that has been delayed until the first quarter of 2018. We probably won't see that drop it probably until June the earliest.

    32 GB is likely not gonna happen until Cannon Lake, which you guessed, is not until 2019 and I am sure Apple wants to switch to DDR4 LPR by then, but only Cannon Lake will support it.
     
  4. Phoenix1000 macrumors newbie

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    I totally agree. iMacs now start with 64GB and the "enhanced" MacBook"Pro" Notebooks still remain at 16GB. Why is it so difficult for Apple to understand what "Pro" really means?? Okay, I keep my 2012 MacBook even longer ... So sad ...
     
  5. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    iMacs still start with 8GB unless there's information they're not sharing? It is sad that a 2017 machine isn't as powerful as your 2012 though which makes you stick with such an old machine. I can't do anything on my MBP other than barely use the internet it's so slow! They really need to release a professional device that operates as fast as my brain, or at least add 128GB of RAM so that I can have more than 10 Safari tabs open.
     
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    If you followed Intels plan lately, they clearly mentioned that there won't be a high performance Cannon Lake chips. Cannnon Lake will focus on power saving and will be slower than Intels 14nm++ (Coffee Lake). Ice Lake will be high performance chips supporting LPDDR4 launching on Q2 2018, but much later with high performance integrated graphics suitable for MacBooks.
     
  8. Pangalactic macrumors regular

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    Well unless they release a new "Macbook So Pro You Can't Handle It" with an actual freakin' SD card slot and a battery that doesn't suck and a proper GPU, there's not much else left to upgrade
     
  9. Phoenix1000 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, your are right, the iMacs still start with 8 GB, just checked the Apple store. I remember a slide from the keynote presentation with two iMacs displayed and a some information concerning 64 GB of RAM - maybe i've understood something wrong. But: My "old" machine from 2012 already has 16 GB! The 8 GB came on top as an option. And believe it or not: You can do more with a Mac than Safari browsing ... like cutting 4k videos from my camera or working with photoshop. Yes, that's still possible with such an old machine. No doubt, a faster machine would be very nice and I would buy a 32 GB machine right from the shelf, despite this terrible new keyboard and useless touch bar. But not a single GB more RAM than 2012??? Still sad ...
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    Short addition: The 3,5 GHz and the 3,8 GHz 27 inch iMacs can optionally be extended to 64 GB RAM. 64 GB RAM in an iMac - not an iMac Pro! And the MacBook "Pro" stops at 16 GB RAM???
     
  10. maev, Jun 9, 2017
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    maev macrumors newbie

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    According to this rumor http://wccftech.com/intel-coffee-lake-delayed-2018-8th-gen-kaby-lake-refresh:

    "The new 15W Kaby Lake U parts will double the core count from 2 to 4 and are said to deliver up to 30% better performance for Ultrabooks." Well that would be big for 13" macs. If the rumors are true, I wonder when Apple decides to upgrade again? February 2018 at the earliest?
     
  11. NBAasDOGG macrumors regular

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    Coffee Lake will be released on Q1 2018, but remember that Intel always takes another 6 months to release chips with integrated graphics. I think next WWDC we see new MacBooks again.
     

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