Eight years ago, Apple announced its second generation MacBook Pro with a brand new “unibody” design, and four years ago arrived the slimmer generation wood with high-resolution Retina display market. On both occasions was hallelujah factor just as high as we remember it as.
And especially odd was not it. Apple both revolutionized and innovated, and although some might disagree with the next statement, they lay on currently streets ahead of many staunch competitors over Windows PCs tenant.
Today, four years after the last major designoverhalingen, is the fourth generation MacBook Pro here. This generation has claimed Apple sold in advance at least as good as previous models and created just as many headlines as we are used to. However, the big difference from previous launches, somebody interested in technology have failed to notice a change of pace when it comes to coverage and general reception of the new MacBook Pro.
People are generally more skeptical and cautious than before, and even among members of the right enough collusive, still halfway existing Apple congregation, asks many questions about the new generation. For the first time it is not only the price increase people laugh about, but also the fact that it is not as clear as before whether the new MacBook Proen will offer thoughtful and noticeable “Quality of Life” updates, or whether the first and foremost offer renewal for renewal guilt.
Questions asked is not surprising, for rarely has Apple gone so hard out with hammer and chisel on its traditional silver MacBook Pro now. It’s a bit scary all the time that we are actually talking about a machine that has long served as the world’s benchmark portable – that machine all other machines is measured against.
So, change Apple pattern just because they can or because design chief Johnny Ive found out that they have lived with the “status quo” long enough? Absolutely not.
The fact is that many of the design moves that have now come to the fourth generation is essential. In the four years Apple has sold the same MacBook Proen, interrupted only by small comfortable hardware upgrades, has in fact their competition undergone a real transformation.
Gone are the thicker, grayer, more plastic-like “patchwork machines” which competed against Apple in the past. Lately it literally clean out with roaring good Windows-based laptops here at the house, which almost got it to go inflation in grading our. Special mention HP Spectre and Spectre x360 OLED , Asus’ Zenbook UX305 and UX360 Flip and Dell XPS 13 . We know, moreover, that the Lenovo Yoga 910 is just around the corner, which could mean an additional competitor to take on Apple.
With the increasingly aggressive competitors, it is important that Apple is all right this time, since they have less “going on” than previously.