UHS-II SD card reader:
A South Korea-based site, Paiknalysis (via Chrome Unboxed), recently posted some new MacBook Pro rumors that suggest that Apple will be releasing a new MacBook Pro with a USB-C version of the SD card reader and with only 32 GB of RAM (possibly as low as 16 GB). This storage configuration seems to indicate that Apple is transitioning towards a more mobile form factor when it comes to the MacBook Pro series. As far as the SD card reader, the SD card reader used by the new MacBook Pro models could be a very convenient and small USB-C version of the SD Card reader that is currently used on the iPhone.
RAM capped at 32 GB:
A slew of new MacBook Pro rumors over the past few days have swirled around Apple’s upcoming laptops, with the latest report coming from MacRumors claiming that Apple’s “latest entry-level models will be configured with storage options of only 32 GB of RAM (as opposed to the 64 GB of RAM that current MacBook Pro models ship with).” It’s also mentioned that these MacBook Pro models will use a T2 processor, meaning they’ll be paired with a special Apple chip, allowing users to encrypt individual system components. This information contradicts another rumor that’s circulated around the web since yesterday, claiming that Apple will release a new lineup of MacBook Pro models this fall, with increased RAM options, and that these new MacBook Pros would arrive with more powerful Intel processors.
The new MacBook Pro:
Apple released a new MacBook Pro in October of 2016 and with it a new Pencil, Touch Bar and Touch ID. The new MacBook Pro comes with 32 GB RAM in total which is double what the 2016 MacBook Pro has. Apple also claims that the new MacBook Pro can switch between 4K and full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution without any issues. Of course, the battery life remains the same at up to 10 hours. The two models that are available are the 13-inch and the 15-inch. New MacBook Pro (13-inch) The 13-inch MacBook Pro has the following specs: 1.2 GHz Core i5-6300U dual-core processor 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM 13.3-inch LED-backlit Retina Display 256 GB PCIe solid-state drive 2 x Thunderbolt 3 2 x USB 3.0 8-pin dock connector 802.
Apple updated its MacBook Pro line with new Intel Kaby Lake processors and a higher resolution screen but did not update the models’ RAM or battery life. The new laptops have the highest resolution Retina displays Apple has ever made, with 2560 x 1600 resolution, and new Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 graphics. The new Touch Bar comes as standard, with the option for a Touch Bar with Apple’s Touch ID for unlocking the laptop and functions like AirDrop and Apple Pay. RAM is configurable and 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options are available. The new laptops weigh 4.5 pounds and have 178-degree hinge design. The battery life remains as long as last year’s models, a claimed 10 hours of battery life. Prices start at $1299.