Anyone remember when Jobs killed the Xserve ? Apple stopped completely updating the Xserve for a few years while maintaining high prices for outdated internals, then out of the blue Jobs declares " They're not selling very well, so we're dropping them". It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. The Xserve didn't sell very well because it wasn't updated anymore. Steve Jobs has probably already decided that spending resources on Xserves was a waste of time and wanted to reroute those resources into making the rest of the Mac line. So he let the Xserves get completely outdated, then after a while : "Well it seems they not selling anymore, so we'll stop making them" Today, the whole Mac line is less than 13% of Apple's business. And yet it's probably very resource consuming since you have to maintain an OS plus more than a dozen various Mac designs and configurations. Meanwhile, with far fewer configurations, iOS devices make up 80% of Apple's business. What if Apple had ALREADY taken the decision a few years ago to completely stop making Macs and the macOS ? And divert all those resources into iDevices only. What we're seeing here is similar to what they did to the Xserve, except extended to the whole Mac+MacOS division. We are in the middle of their execution plan. It's not something that you do overnight. They stopped updating many Macs, then only updated a few ones at extravagant prices. When the Mac share dwindles enough, then (in two or three years from now) , they"ll say "Our latest sales numbers show that our clients LOVE our iDevices, and are not interested anymore in the Mac and are not buying them anymore. So, to make our clients happy, we've decided to stop making Macs and completely concentrate on making new amaaaaazing iDevices " I think Apple will be completely fine with the idea of leaving 100% of the whole desktop computer business to Microsoft. Especially since they're not a threat anymore in the smartphone business. So, maybe the decision has ALREADY been taken years ago. Moaning about the state of the Mac won't change anything. Is it time to stop worrying and learn to love the bomb ( Windows ) ?