I think this is as close to a nightmare scenario to computer companies and gadget makers everywhere: not that their new stuff aren't any good - it's that the old stuff are good enough so that except for hardcore enthusiasts, people just don't see any point in upgrading.
TechRadar UK explains:
The problem of 'good enough' is a huge headache for the tech industry. When your computer isn't good enough – when a slow processor, meagre memory and tiny hard disk struggle with even everyday tasks – you'll buy a better model as soon as it becomes available.
Now, though, the weakest link isn't your PC: it's you.
Will a 200-core processor make you type an email more quickly, make you work more productively or make your Facebook status updates any more amusing?