Rumour: Future MacBook Pro Retina Laptops Will Have 16GB of RAM as Standard

By Gerald Lynch on at

A Retina-packing MacBook Air replacement may not be the only thing on the horizon from Apple's laptop line-up this year. It seems the Cupertino company is preparing a spec-bump for its existing MacBook Pro with Retina display range -- and one that sets a new standard for base-level memory in the 15-inch models.

According to a leaked photo from China that's alleged to show legitimate Apple store signage, all future 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina models will come with 16GB of RAM as standard -- even the entry level models.

Elsewhere, processors will also be getting Apple's customary 200MHz upgrade, putting the entry level model on a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7, the mid-tier at 2.5GHz and the top tier at 2.8GHz. The entry level model will have integrated graphics, while the mid and top-tier machines will feature Nvidia GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics chips with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The high-end machine will also have the option of having a 1TB SSD installed too, with SSD storage standard across the range regardless.

Of course, this is all yet to be confirmed by Apple, but going by the company's usual seasonal spec changes, this all sounds reasonable enough. Expect the refreshed laptops by the end of August, just in time for the start of the educational year. [Apple Insider]