The Marine Corps could not use the same variant of Apache that the US Army uses, it would have to be adapted into a Marine version and the numbers would simply not be there to make it an economical option. From the wiki:
In the early 1980s, the U.S. Marine Corps sought a new navalized helicopter, but it was denied funding to buy the AH-64 Apache by Congress in 1981...
..Developing a marine version of the Apache would have been expensive and it was likely that the Marine Corps would be its only customer.2 They instead signed a contract for upgrading AH-1Ws into AH-1Zs
But that is not to say that the latest versions of Cobra are outdated. The AH-1 started out as an attack version of the Huey, but has been updated and re-engineered many times, utilising the experience gained to a maximum. The AH-1Z has a 4-blade bearingless main rotor, which gives even tighter airframe-rotor coupling and manoeuvrability than the offset-hinge rotor can provide the Apache with. The original twin blade teetering rotor design can have a problem with mast bumping when zero or negative g is reached in a manoeuvre - teetering rotor pilots are taught to avoid mast bumping, however having to restrict an attack helicopter in manoeuvring is sub-optimal. The bearingless rotor is not bothered by mast bumping at all.
Updating a known airframe with new systems, engines, weapons systems etc. is not a method to be knocked. If the existing airframe can still support the updated weapons systems, there is no problem to solve. A new platform does not always make sense per se, as this 2010 article in The Economist mentions:
Mr Pugh also identified another intriguing trend: the race for bigger, better weapons is fiercest in peacetime but tends to fall once war actually breaks out. At that point, he argues, quantity takes precedence over quality.
The Marine Corps appears as the ultimate in efficiency, first to arrive, swiftest in action, get the job done with the least amount of fuss, and use the tools that are available which must be reliable above all else. That is awesome.