Despite the iMac Pro, the Mac doesn’t get upgrades as often as in the past. Why? Jeffrey Mincey has an answer:
If ever there was a product line that was both wildly successful and woefully behind the times, it’s the Mac. MacBook Air? Not upgraded in a few years already. It doesn’t even have a Retina display. The Mac mini? Boring. Intel ships 8th generation chips while the mini sports a 4th generation Intel Inside. The newest Mac– iMac Pro– screams fast but doesn’t sell in big numbers (you can tell by the $1,000 discounts at Best Buy now and again).
That brings up reason #1 why Macs don’t get upgrades as often as we want. The Mac is selling like crazy. Traditional Windows-based PC sales are down. Again. Mac sales are up. Again. Reason #2 is obvious. Why bother upgrading when Mac customers appear satisfied with a status quo that is years behind the competition?
Apple doesn’t need to upgrade the Mac because sheeple.