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By Jason Snell for Macworld
These things go in cycles. Apple introduces a new, groundbreaking product, with a bunch of features that annoyingly break compatibility and ruin workflows and subvert the norms of the product category. Then comes adaptation-sometimes from Apple, always from users-and, eventually, a new equilibrium. Then Apple introduces another product that upsets the applecart and it starts again.
I’ve been covering Apple long enough to see this happen time and again. So with the excitement and anguish around the new MacBook Pros fresh in my mind, I wondered-what happens next? What’s Apple’s next move with the Mac? How does the Mac evolve in the next five years, if there’s any evolution left to be done?