Why The Mac’s Golden Age is Coming to an End. Yours truly pointing out that Apple’s numbers don’t lie.
So how is it that this Golden Age of the Mac is coming to an end? During Apple’s last quarter, the company shipped 4-million Macs… During the same time period, though, Apple shipped 17-million iPads and 26-million iPhones. Totaled, those numbers are an order of magnitude greater than Mac sales. 43-million iOS units, vs. 4-million Macs.
The trend for me over the past two years, as more functionality is added to iPhone and iPad, is that I’m using my Mac less.
At some point in the not to distant future, Mac sales will begin to wane, as more functionality and convenience is added to iPhone and iPads. Much of what we did in the past and still do on the Mac will be moved to iOS devices. Already, the Mac is taking a back seat to usage as many of us use both iPhone and iPad. Mac notebooks already resemble the dinosaur of the desktop.
Long live the Mac, indeed.