“Apple has no plans to kill off the Mac,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “It does not need to. It just needs to focus on replacing it in an era in which PCs are becoming ‘trucks.'”
“Please ignore the Wall Street Journal today,” Evans writes. “Apple has no need to ‘kill off’ the Mac in order to increase its focus on future computing – the company responsible for the world of mobile computing we live in today is already focused enough on creating a better alternative.”
“Steve Jobs nailed it when he famously said, the PC will become ‘a truck’ – Macs won’t disappear, but our interactions with them will simply shrink,” Evans writes. “Apple has always been good at creating simple experiences that mask incredible complexity. This was its calling card with the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. And it’s in the latter product you’ll see the emergence of the new Mac.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote over the weekend:
The main problem with iPads, and the main reason why we reach for our 11-inch MacBook Airs while on-the-go over our iPad Air (gen. 1) units for work, is that the iPads do not have enough RAM. This limitation puts a severe damper on multitasking on iPad. iPad Air 2, has a decent amount of RAM and can therefore handle real multitasking, including the ultimate in multitasking, iOS 9’s Split View. This is a major reason why we can’t wait for “iPad Pro!”
Our tests of the next-gen iPads plus iOS 9’s Split View multitasking are likely to have a major effect on how compelled we are to replace our MacBook Airs with whatever Apple’s smallest, lightest Mac is at the time. We may actually replace, not just complement, our Macs with iPads while on the road.
When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks. But as people moved more towards urban centers, people started to get into cars. I think PCs are going to be like trucks. Fewer people will need them. And this transformation is going to make some people uneasy… because the personal computer has taken us a long way… But it changes. Vested interests are going to change. And, I think we’ve embarked on that change… We like to talk about the post-PC era, but when it really starts to happen, it’s uncomfortable. – Steve Jobs, June 1, 2010