Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch reports on an Apple-internal message from Tim Cook about the company’s commitment to Mac desktops. Here’s Cook’s response, as reported by Panzarino:
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.
I think people are still worried, but bring on 2017 and, with any luck, some of the stuff on the road map will become reality.