"Overdue Apple product updates"
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CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5
Overdue Apple product updates
Apple churns out new versions of the iPhone and iPad every year like clockwork.
But some of their products haven't seen a refresh in a while.
I'm Donald Bell and in this Top 5, I'm counting down the five Apple products that need some attention.
Starting off at number five, the Mac Pro Apple's super-powered wastepaper basket came out in December of 2013.
Pull of the impossible task of getting people actually excited about a desktop computer.
That's why it's a little surprising that Apple is leaving this little guy alone.
I mean, at least give us a gold version to coordinate with our Apple Watch.
At number four, the iPod.
Without the iPod, there would be no iPhone, no iPad.
No Apple as we know it.
But at this point, the iPod's sorta like that awkward uncle you feel obligated to invite over for Thanksgiving.
They haven't offered a major update since 2012.
And in the meantime, they killed off the poor old iPod classic.
But maybe now with the Beats acquisition, there could be a fresh new iPod that could capture our attention again.
Even though we're all supposed to just buy Apple Watches now.
Coming in at number 3, Apple TV.
Here's another one that hasn't seen a major update since 2012.
Meanwhile Amazon, Google, Roku, Nvidia, they've all been chipping away at that video-.
It's time for Apple to take the reins back and deliver a 4K-compatible Apple TV, and give cord-cutters a subscription TV service that will make Comcast and Time-Warner cringe.
At number two, Apple Thunderbolt display.
Apple makes one of the most beautiful computer monitors money can buy and that Thunderbolt integration allows video and graphics professionals to easily daisy chain multiple screens together.
Unfortunately, the current version has been on the market since 2011.
And it's not even 4k.
It seems like an easy update to make, especially for all those Mac Pro users out there.
But the number one Apple product that's spent the longest on the shelf, is the magic trackpad.
A lot of people scratched their heads at this thing when it came out in 2010.
But five years later, more and more of us have come to rely on the trackpad gestures for multitasking.
Granted, the current Magic Trackpad as is is a great tool for those of us who dock our laptops at our desks.
But now with Apple's force touch and their [UNKNOWN] feedback features, the Magic Trackpad could be even better.
So there you go, five Apple products that are looking a little stale.
I wouldn't be surprised if a few of these were updated this year, especially the Apple TV.
For all the latest Apple rumors and news visit cnet.com/apple and for more top fives top5.cnet.com.
I'm Donald Bell, thanks for watching.
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