“Obsolete seems like a strong word to use for a new Mac that has features no Macs have ever had before,” Jack D. Miller writes for Mac360. “But that’s the price of progress. What’s new today is old tomorrow.”
“An unfortunate set of events has made it clear that all of Apple’s new MacBooks – the 12-inch MacBook, and both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models – are already behind the times; great machines, yes, but behind the curve of technology changes despite the advances Apple is touting,” Miller writes. “Apparently, Apple couldn’t wait for Intel to deliver the new Broadwell CPUs (smaller, more powerful, faster, less energy consumption), so each of the new MacBook models is saddled with older Haswell technology. That’s not Apple’s fault. Intel was very slow to deliver Broadwell chips, and promises that the next generation, Skylake, might show up before the end of the year.”
“Six months from now whatever gadget you were planning to buy today will be better, improved, more powerful, less expensive, have new features,” Miller writes. “Of course, the problem with that thinking is that you’d never buy anything at all because there’s always something new and better coming down the line.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If you need a new Mac now, you need a new Mac now. If not, you can wait for the next-gen., as always. At the pace of change today, pretty much every tech product is technically “obsolete” when you buy it.
Can we survive to the next-gen 12-inch MacBook with our current “obsolete” 11-inch MacBook Air units (Early 2014: 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz, 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, and 256GB Flash Storage)? Why yes, despite the temptation, yes we can.
Ars Technica reviews 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro: ‘New model, two-year-old processor’ – June 4, 2015
Apple’s ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook won’t reach Thunderbolt 3 data transfer speeds – June 3, 2015
Buy a MacBook Pro now or wait until Intel’s Skylake? – June 1, 2015