I hope so. At least, a good surprise. What’s Apple’s problem? Kate has an answer and a guess for the future.
Part of the problem is drop dead obvious. The Mac line became old and stodgy with very little new for the masses. 80-percent of all Macs sold these days are notebooks, and except for the most recent MacBook Pro line with Intel’s latest processors, all have languished, thirsty for meaningful upgrades.
What about the future?
An entry-level MacBook Air and an entry-level Mac mini with Apple Inside and Intel Outside. Maybe these new Macs would not run Windows. Anybody got a problem with an entry-level Mac not running windows? Maybe the RAM and storage options would be severely limited or restricted. Surely Apple has been working on an ARM-based version of macOS, right?
What about the competition?
Windows PCs are on the upswing and the market seems to want touchscreen notebook tablet hybrids (they are the best sellers in PC land).
Is there another surprise?