MacBook Pro 2017 News Update: Upcoming Laptop Might Feature AMD Ryzen Chipset; Tim Cook Still Committed To Pro Market [VIDEO]
There have been a lot of speculation about the MacBook Pro 2017, but recent anticipations claimed that it might sport AMD Ryzen chipset. Apple was also challenged to deliver a redefined MacBook this time around.
According to PC Advisor, the MacBook Pro 2017 is previously speculated to feature Intel's processors but now fresh reports suggest that it will be engineered with AMD Ryzen chipset. It has been claimed that AMD's recently launched Ryzen 7 promises to deliver power efficiency with a better performance which really fit in with Apple's philosophy.
It was also noted that the current MacBook Pro isn't much faster than its predecessor; hence Apple is opting to provide its patrons good performance while conserving battery life. With this, reports are now suggesting that rather than manufacturing its own or incorporating Intel's chips to the upcoming MacBook 2017; it could use AMD's Ryzen CPUs as an alternative.
Furthermore, BGR has learned that Tim Cook has addressed the issue that Apple Inc. is no longer concerned in catering the needs of the professionals. In a question and answer Cook has stated that the Cupertino-based company doesn't have the plan to leave the Pro market.
"You will see us do more in the pro area," Tim Cook stated in during the shareholders conference when asked about the MacBook Pro 2017. He even clarified that the pro market is important to the company particularly the creative area.
These words from Tim Cook has been timely as Apple Inc. experienced some sort of backlash months after the company released the MacBook Pro equipped with Touch Bar. It can be remembered that even though it is a good thing that the Cupertino-based tech giant incorporated a new technology to the laptop, there have been negative comments with the device which indicated that the latest MacBook Pro was expensive but underpowered.
As of the moment, Apple hasn't confirmed if the company will be utilizing AMD Ryzen chips or Intel for the MacBook Pro 2017. But then, one thing is sure and that is Tim Cook will be doing his best to boost the tech giant's quarterly shares.