Wow! I thought Intel had already learned their lesson about overclocking back in the 90s. How quickly we forget, huh?
Lesson? Do you think that the lack of overclocking will hurt
their sales? History shows the opposite.
First, overclockers are an insignificant market-share.
Second, enthusiasts in general are a small market.
Now, consider what happens when someone posts the generic 'help me build a PC' thread. Often, they'll be told that a core i5 7-series build is more than enough power for their needs. A gamer, for instance, will get far more bang-for-their-buck from an OCed i5 running over 4GHz than a more expensive CPU from the i7 line.
In other words, overclocking encourages a small market share to spend less money .. and that's about it.