Even more importantly than any hardware releases, macOS itself has also seen massive engineering effort recently. For the first time in a decade, the Mac was a major focus of WWDC, with great new APIs poised to usher in a huge wave of fresh software.
This is what was so exciting about this keynote. Not only did Apple need to announce pro-level hardware, but macOS need an injection of enthusiasm. They delivered. As I said previously on The Bright Pixels Podcast, there is a palpable excitement for the Mac again, and it’s insanely exciting to say that.