Apple is the most wildly successful company in history. Competition from Apple is a scary thing for any company in its chosen field of play, for good reason—Apple goes “all in” or doesn’t enter the market. In phones, no company makes money any more except Apple. Now the Apple iWatch is imminent. The Apple Car may be next.
Here’s a short but intriguing video (thanks to reader Martin D):
Apple computers sell for premium prices at high profit margins in a cutthroat industry. But OS X and computers as we know them are now being marginalized as Apple products; they just don’t have much impact to Apple’s bottom line. This simple fact explains the slowdown in both computer and OS X development in terms of breadth and depth (and quality of OS X).