You remember the day Apple died, right? It wasn't that long ago. Maybe just a few years; maybe a decade. Or two. Maybe a little longer than that. But I'm sure it was in all the news.
Back in 1997, just before Steve Jobs & # 39; upcoming future governments of Apple's infinite and beyond, Wired Magazine said we should "pray" and offered 101 ways Apple could save from some death. Whether it was prayer or Steve Jobs who saved Apple, we are sure that we have reached the top Mac today.
Hi, High Sierra
We can tell that we have reached the Peak Mac ™ (only if someone else will use it again) because members of the so-called geekerati have told us that. Ewan Spence:
Tim Cook delivers disappointing MacOS (sic) High Sierra updates for the new MacBook Pro
So much is wrong with the headline I don't know where to start, but it's a tough job and someone has to do it. Tim Cook does not deliver anything. He is the CEO. Various and different Apple engineers and executives (also engineers) work hard on MacOS High Sierra and plan to deliver it to tens of millions of Mac users later this summer, perhaps early fall.
The core of the High Sierra update focuses on providing compatibility with the latest hardware. This includes accommodation for new storage options, video output and graphics chip support. Apple's new file system (APFS, the inventive acronym Apple File System) is also included, and there is increased support for VR and external GPU cards.
Disappointing? The lack of color scheme in the Finder sidebar is disappointing. The lack of a 32GB option in the MacBook Pro is disappointing. The drawer is the highest in technology, but we come across it and use it.
Although the MacBook family offers a shell value, Apple still has to work within the physical limitations that the market can deliver. Ensure that MacBook supports modern chip sets ensure long-term stability, but there is nothing here to suggest that Apple is working on some radical hardware changes over the next 18 months, only the slow integration of existing services present on IOS but lacking in MacOS.
There it is. Peak Mac.
Apple's radical hardware changes are focused on iPhone and iPad. The updates to MacOS strengthens the iOS support role that desktop computers are pushed into. All treats go to mobile, while the desktop environment moves to back up and offer secondary functionality to mobile devices
Well, at some point in the not-too-distant past, I could have agreed on Spence synopsis here, partly because the Mac Pro Trash was Not updated for almost four years, iMac Pro will not be seen until the end of this year or early next year, and the much-anticipated Mac Pro successor, the modular Mac Pro will not show up next year, but it seems that Apple cares About Mac. The new iMac is great. Mac mini? Not so much.
MacOS is tied closely to Apple's shooting services, which in turn are closely linked to mobile devices. MacOS is no longer the star quarters or MVP wide receiver. It is the old warhorse sitting quietly in the corner and helping the new blood to go out, be noticed and change the world.
Good enough. It sounds like peak Mac but can also explain why traditional sales of personal computers have gone smoothly for three years (except Mac). After all, this is the post-PC era, mobile devices reckon the planet earth, and absolutely no one at Apple or members of the technorati elite politburo expects the Mac to make a comeback that challenges iPhone, amirite?
So what's next?
The MacBook family is not in a hurry, but neither should it march with new ideas and technology. It's about the supportive role. Either way, if you want to innovate in the laptop, desktop or desktop market, look at Windows 10 and how Microsoft's Surface hardware leads leadership on form factors, software and innovation.
Do you know how difficult it is to clean coffee from the keyboard and screen? That's why iPads will rule. They are impervious to saliva, sneezing and the coffee that now soaks the Mac screen and keyboard.
What Microsoft has to do for it separates it from Mac and other Windows-based PCs is, 1) touch screen and 2) I promise to think about something and come back to you. Innovation in the portable or desktop market? Puhleeze. Sales of Microsoft's anemic and expensive surface products have been down for a year. Why? Windows. People leave Windows whenever and wherever they can. There is no innovation there. Touch screen? It's the feature that Windows Notebook-Tablet-Hybrid users rarely use.
Kudos to Microsoft to double down on Windows as a final attempt to regain the glittering yesterday; a strategy that seems worthy on the surface (pun intended), but seems sad because the entire mobile device revolution – led by Apple's iPhone and iPad – marched right by Microsoft and trampled Windows, Surface, Nokia, and anything else the company was wasting money searching for diversity.
Yes, we can reach the top Mac, but the Mac does not go away. It's just a truck now, and we still need trucks.