We’ve been waiting a long time for update Macs. And I just worked out why (maybe).
Apple has been building an ARM Mac (this much is certain, at least internally). Maybe, just maybe, they’ve been delaying the release of new Macs because they wanted to switch to ARM, but something was taking longer than expected, and in the end, they decided to release one last generation of Intel Macs just to tide them over.
Compare the year-on-year performance gains of the iPhone (while it’s getting ever thinner) with the performance gain of the Mac, against the ancient predecessors. This must be killing the Mac team at Apple. Of course they’re moving to ARM, it’s just a matter of making the thing work properly.
…just a thought