Outdated Hardwares and the Sad State of Apple's Mac Devices
People are looking for some updates and decent hardware buffs that went missing in the Mac lineup. The sentiments are crystal clear and understandable since there are only a few significant changes that happened in the recent years for the whole of Apple’s Mac line.
One of the recent and notable updates from Apple was the butterfly mechanism keyboard that was introduced in the 2015 12-inch MacBook. It helped the device achieve a thinner design but there were some drawbacks and flaws that the company might have overlooked.
The design brought some issues to its users saying that some keys got stuck on after a few days from purchase. Others stated that the keys were not registering to the computer which brought a huge scandal to the company.
Another controversial addition to the MacBook Pro line is the iconic TouchBar. Apple wanted to point out that this is the future but many users think that the company’s innovation is not worthy. Many programmers that use the function keys which were replaced by the TouchBar find it not efficient and wanted to opt out of using the feature.
The lack of feeling and pressing a physical button on a computer is huge for some people. Sure enough that the TouchBar looks cool aesthetics wise but when it comes to productivity, the consumer still wanted to stick to the traditional approach.
The feeling of lack of consistency and a useful upgrade was expressed by Quentin Carnicelli in a blog for Rogue Amoeba. As a Mac user, he’s wondering what’s the current status of Apple when it comes to delivering and providing useful upgrades to the line.
In the recent WWDC, many hopefuls are looking forward to the announcement of something new to its hardware, specifically the Mac lineup. However, many left the conference feeling lost as Apple didn’t provide any news about the MacBook Pro 2018, MacBook Air 2018, iMac Pro 2018 and the Mac Mini 2. Event HomePod 2/ HomePod Mini was also rumored to get unveiled at this year’s WWDC.
Most of the Mac computer has been missing in action when it comes to advancements and hardware buff. Most noticeable are the outdated Mac Mini that was last updated by the company last 2014 and the MacBook Air which was last updated ages ago except for the faster processor upgrade last 2017.
Due to the lack of update and probably care for the Apple consumers, Carnicelli stated that “Given the incredibly sad state of the Mac lineup, it’s difficult to understand how WWDC could have come and gone with no hardware releases. Apple’s transparency in 2017 regarding their miscalculation with the Mac Pro seemed encouraging, but over a year later, the company has utterly failed to produce anything tangible.”
He’s also suggesting to the company the thing that most of the Mac users think “Rather than attempting to wow the world with “innovative” new designs like the failed Mac Pro, Apple could and should simply provide updates and speed bumps to the entire lineup on a much more frequent basis.”
For now, we only have intangible proofs that suggest Apple still cares about their Macs. It shows that the Mac Pro will be out for 2019 which is a good sign. There are also a lot of rumors that are pointing to the Mac Mini 2018 and MacBook Pro 2018 that is being developed and will be released to the public later this year.
Carnicelli just stated what is in the mind of every Mac users that are still looking for that ‘something’ from Apple. Like all the Mac users out there, many are still hoping that the company will keep their acts together and bring us something more efficient upgrades both in the software and the hardware department that will fit the needs of its consumers.