Newsweek’s Dan Lyons (also known as Fake Steve Jobs) published an article on Tuesday called “RIP, Macintosh” where he explained how Steve Jobs is now focused on mobile devices and the desktop era is over. It turns out that Steve Jobs thinks Lyons is completely wrong.
From Lyons’ post:
I hate to tell you this, but my guess is you’ve probably been sensing it already. I don’t know any good way to say it so let me just be blunt: You’ve been dropped. Dumped. It’s over.
The future of Apple is no longer centered around the Macintosh. You Mac guys just got kicked to the curb, relegated to the steaming dung heap of the past.
I’m sorry, dear old Mac, but your ex-boyfriend Steve has moved on.”
Now as you can guess somebody forwarded the link to Steve Jobs hoping he would reply and stop the rumors once for all. Macsimum News’ Dennis Sellers sent Steve an email quoting Lyon’s post and asking whether the Mac is still in Apple’s plans and if the Mac has a “long and important history ahead of it”.
All Steve said was that Newsweek is “Completely wrong. Just wait.”
Steve Jobs said many times in the past that the Mac is not dead and they’re just focusing on iOS right now, but people still seem to think Apple has ditched desktop computers and won’t care about them anymore. Remember, as long as Xcode runs on Macs and it’s required to develop iPhone applications, we’ve got nothing to fear.
We’ll wait, Steve. We’ll wait.
Unlock More with Club MacStories
Founded in 2015, Club MacStories has delivered exclusive content every week for over six years.
In that time, members have enjoyed nearly 400 weekly and monthly newsletters packed with more of your favorite MacStories writing as well as Club-only podcasts, eBooks, discounts on apps, icons, and services. Join today, and you’ll get everything new that we publish every week, plus access to our entire archive of back issues and downloadable perks.
The Club expanded in 2021 with Club MacStories+ and Club Premier. Club MacStories+ members enjoy even more exclusive stories, a vibrant Discord community, a rotating roster of app discounts, and more. And, with Club Premier, you get everything we offer at every Club level plus an extended, ad-free version of our podcast AppStories that is delivered early each week in high-bitrate audio.
Choose the Club plan that’s right for you:
- Club MacStories: Weekly and monthly newsletters via email and the web that are brimming with app collections, tips, automation workflows, longform writing, a Club-only podcast, periodic giveaways, and more;
- Club MacStories+: Everything that Club MacStories offers, plus exclusive content like Federico’s Automation Academy and John’s Macintosh Desktop Experience, a powerful web app for searching and exploring over 6 years of content and creating custom RSS feeds of Club content, an active Discord community, and a rotating collection of discounts, and more;
- Club Premier: Everything in from our other plans and AppStories+, an extended version of our flagship podcast that’s delivered early, ad-free, and in high-bitrate audio.