I took a vacation last month.

It s not a market that s growing a lot, though Apple typically but not always manages to eke out slow growth as the rest of the industry contracts.

It s been coasting for the last three or four years while Apple improved the iPhone and iPad and turned its attention to its services and new platforms like the Apple Watch and the Apple TV.

Here s how long it s been since Apple provided internal and external updates to all of its Macs.

Mac designs have always lasted for longer than iPhone and iPad designs and Apple s release schedule is at least partially determined by Intel s, AMD s, and Nvidia s, but that s a long time to go without revisiting designs.

No more hard drives in thousand-dollar-plus computers.

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