Despite an obvious elimination of Apple’s Mac desktop computers in a slate of recent Macbook announcements, CEO Tim Cook says the company’s commitment of desktop computers remains strong and there are great desktops in their roadmap. He explained those things in an internal post forum, which were then obtained and verified by TechCrunch.
Here’s what the Apple CEO answered in response to a question about if the Mac desktops were strategic for the company:
The desktop is very strategic for us. It’s unique compared to the notebook because you can pack a lot more performance in a desktop — the largest screens, the most memory and storage, a greater variety of I/O, and fastest performance. So there are many different reasons why desktops are really important, and in some cases critical, to people.
The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world.
Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we’re committed to desktops. If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.
From the above statement, it’s not quite clear if he is including Mac mini and the Mac Pro, or he is just referencing Apple’s iMac all-in-one line. The Mac Pro hasn’t been upgraded since 2013, and the last time the Man mini got updated was 2014.So, the lack of updates to all these desktop lines has created genuine concern towards the company’s desktop computers fans.