про память в новых MacBook Pro

Когда у Шиллера спросили про отсутствие опции на 32ГБ оперативной памяти в новых MacBook Pro, он сказал следующее:

It is a good question. To put more than 16GB of fast RAM into a notebook design at this time would require a memory system that consumes much more power and wouldn’t be efficient enough for a notebook. I hope you check out this new generation MacBook Pro, it really is an incredible system.

А вот еще дополнительный комментарий с Reddit:

So, a lot of people have been disappointed at the lack of a 32gb option.
Apple’s statement is true, but lacks detail.
The true reason behind the lack of 32gb or ddr4 is intel. Skylake does not support LPDDR4 (LP for low power) ram. Kabylake is set to include support, but only for the U category of chips. So no LPDDR4 support for mobile until 2018 I think.
One example is the del XPS 13.
On the dell XPS 13 version, you cannot go for 32gb of ram. Meanwhile, the 15 inches does give you that option, but you have to sacrifice battery life for it.
Another example is the surface book, they can’t include 32gb. Only goes up to 16gb.
These computers use LPDDR3 which is supported. Many mite make the argument that apple could have used the LPDDR3 version, but how would they look if they did that for the 15 inch MBP only?
With intel continuing to drop the ball on these basic things in mobile, I have to call for apple to switch to ARM chips, since intel is incompetent at delivering proper mobile chipsets. I gess they are too focused on VR and AR to care. What a disappointment.

у меня из этого два вывода:
1. в следующий раз, когда читаете “экспертов”, критикующих Apple за использование DDR3 памяти, помните, что некоторые факторы при разработке компьютера не зависят от Apple (кабели и переходники — это другая история)
2. Intel своими действиями (или бездействиями) только подталкивает Apple к переходу с процессоров x86 на ARM. Тут вам и отсутствие убедительного роста производительности, и вот эта история с памятью. Дождемся еще.