Apple seems to be trudging down a path reminiscent to the story of the City of Ember. With Steve Jobs, there was innovation and amazing things happening. Since Steve, it seems like the remaining people in charge are following a script. It goes sort of like this... Make devices smaller. Make devices lighter. Make devices faster. Maximize profits. Rinse... Repeat... Nothing today was innovative. While other companies are increasing battery life, blending mobile and full operating systems, Apple is just following the script that was left for them. The speed increases are a given across the spectrum of technology. Bezels have been getting smaller across all company laptops/tablets. Processors improve and get faster. SSD's and ram get faster. Screen technology improves. Apple used to create devices that people didn't know they needed. Think about that for a moment.