Apple MacBook Pro with M1X to support 32GB RAM at most?

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 13 2021 @ 12:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of the criticisms about Apple's M1-based laptops is the limited RAM support. Current models are limited to a maximum of 16GB of unified RAM, but there have been rumors about higher memory configurations for the upcoming MacBook Pro laptops.

Max 32GB RAM for M1X devices?

Citing a leak presented by YouTuber Luke Miani, WCCF Tech reports it looks like the upcoming MacBook Pro with the M1X SoC will be limited to a maximum of 32GB RAM. Previous rumors indicated configurations with up to 64GB could be possible. This also implies the future M1X-based Mac mini will be limited to 32GB too.

At the moment, there's no clarity about whether the M2X will support 64GB RAM.
While apps running on macOS can be optimized when it comes to proper memory management, more RAM will always be beneficial when running memory-hungry tasks in unison. This revelation from Miani can also suggest that the larger Apple Silicon iMac with the rumored M2X chipset could be limited to 32GB RAM as well. However, the YouTuber has not mentioned it.
The M1X-based MacBook Pro laptops are expected to be introduced later this year. These devices are believed to feature mini-LED screens, MagSafe charging, HDMI, and a UHS-II memory card reader.

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