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A Mac for all seasons: Why the Mac has so much staying power
Let’s hear it for the Mac.
There’s been plenty of ink shed on the meaning and impact of iPhone and iPad sales in Apple’s most recent quarters. In and of itself, that’s no surprise: The iPhone is the company’s biggest product and makes up more than two-thirds of its revenue. The iPad, on the other hand, has been struggling, unlike most of Apple’s other devices.
But through it all, the Mac has quietly kept on doing steady business, and I think the sturdy workhorse of Apple’s lineup deserves some accolades. Not only has the Mac entered its fourth decade–impressive for any piece of technology–but it’s seen tremendous success and even growth in an era where all anybody can talk about is smartphone this and tablet that.