Jason Perlow wonders if the Mac is a dying platform.
From a pure revenue generation perspective, the Mac has been a relative figurehead of an appreciative but dwindling customer base.
Nonsense. That’s just not true. The Mac customer base has never been higher. It’s only low relative to the 1-billion or so that use iOS– iPhone and iPad. The Mac as a platform isn’t going anywhere.
Yes, it’s a business worth maintaining. But is it a business worth expanding on and putting substantial development efforts into? No. Small, iterative changes have been made to the Mac’s OS over the past several years, not major ones.
Increasingly we see smaller, more iterative changes take place to iOS, too. Clearly, Apple is up to something. Perlow’s piece is a worthy read.