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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: The year of Macintosh

With the holidays here, it’s always a good time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, remembering the blessings in our lives.

As a Mac user, there’s a lot to celebrate this year. Apple remains dedicated to meeting the hardware needs of Mac users all across the spectrum, from those buying their first MacBook Air to take to college, to the professional who is about to order a Mac Pro next month.

Then there is Mac Catalyst, which should usher in a new era of app development atop macOS, unlocking the riches of the iOS ecosystem for Mac users. SwiftUI, while still a ways off, should continue that work as Apple strives to unify their various platforms in new and interesting ways.

There’s also Apple’s general approach to the Mac and its operating system. While there are those in the community who would like to see Apple move more aggressively in changing the Mac, I don’t see things that way.…

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