Are we witnessing the death of the Mac? Yes. At least, in the sense of what we know computers to be vs. what they are becoming. The future of computing belongs to powerful, handheld, closed devices that anyone can use. From Mac360:
Let’s face it. Computers as we know them, and have known them, for the past 30 years, are overly complex beasts; electronic behemoths which require too much effort for increasingly little gain. A Mac is not a toaster. It has become a bewildering array of digital devices, all of which demand learning curve time and maintenance, and like a closet, the Mac becomes a collecting place of everything from music to movies to email. All that capability comes at a price. Macs are no longer easy to use. They need to be replaced. Who else but Apple could replace the Mac. The bad news is that many won’t like what is happening to computing. The good news is that it’s already happened (or, rather, happening now).
If only Nixon could go to China, then only Apple could replace the Mac.