“The MacBook Pro uses 16GB of very fast LPDDR memory, up to 2133MHz,” Schiller said. “To support 32GB of memory would require using DDR memory that is not low power and also require a different design of the logic board which might reduce space for batteries. Both factors would reduce battery life.”
If there’s less space for batteries, maybe the computer needs to be a bit thicker.
This shows how out of touch Apple executives are with their users. The pro users complaining about the new MacBook Pros don’t give a damn about these Macs being thinner; they want them to be usable. While not everyone needs 32 GB, the idea of limiting RAM because you want to make a computer thinner is simply unfathomable.
It’s interesting to watch Apple squirm. They reduced prices on adapters and dongles because of customer complaints. They slashed the prices on the new 4K and 5K displays, though the reduced prices, if temporary like those for adapters, may not last until the new displays ship. And they’ve had to explain the RAM limitation several times. People are not buying these excuses. Apple is making the computer they want, not the computer its users need.
Source: Phil Schiller again defends Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s 16GB RAM limitation