When Apple’s MacBook Pro was launched last year, it came with a truck load of promises but eventually, it ended up disappointing with its poor battery life and its mediocre performance.
The main reason that curbed its true potential is the fact that Apple used Intel Skylake processors instead of the Intel Kaby Lake tech that its competitors were employing. It turned out that Apple had actually wanted Kaby Lake but had no choice but to do with Skylake by Intel.
Although Intel played a part in this, it was Apple who still went on and released what was supposed to be the most powerful MacBook rather than settling for a delayed launching.
Apple must have thought that it could get away with compromising like this but that turned out to be a huge mistake. The Cupertino giant was definitely not prepared for the backlash that followed.
As the MacBook Pro didn’t have Kaby Lake’s capabilities, the device couldn’t support 32GB RAM or its battery life would have suffered tremendously. Fortunately, this won’t be a problem for long as the new MacBook Pro will be coming with the powerful processor.
Apple is still not happy with Intel though and there have been talks that the tech giant is thinking of cutting off ties with Intel. It appears that upcoming products in the Pro series may be employing processors made completely in-house, just like the iPhone line up.