Something hit me when I was shopping for this new Mac: this is probably the last Mac I will ever buy. No, not because I’m going to jump ship for Windows, but because the Mac I have today is going to be good enough at everything I expect us to see from macOS going forward.
This falls in line with my thinking as well. I currently own a Mac mini and MacBook Air, both from 2011, and I expect I’ll only ever purchase one more Mac in my lifetime. Although I’ve fully embraced the iOS lifestyle, I don’t expect to be able to live without a Mac for at least a few more years. There’s still a handful of tasks that just aren’t possible on iOS, yet.
I’ll probably make my last Mac purchase sometime next year. What I buy will certainly depend on what Apple’s offering, but I think it’s a safe bet that I’ll have a MacBook Pro or iMac in my future. Here’s my list of requirements, I won’t buy a new Mac unless it includes:
- At least 16GB of RAM.
- At least 1TB of solid state storage (or a Fusion drive).
- A Retina display.
Hopefully we’ll see new Mac hardware next year that will fit the bill at a reasonable price point.