Regarding the iPhone- and iPad-only Apple Design Awards this year, I quipped on Twitter that the Mac was with the Apple II as a platform that wasn’t eligible this year. That doesn’t mean I think the Mac is going away. Apple is selling more Macs than ever; it’s an extremely profitable business. You can’t create iPhone apps without a Mac.
But despite the fact that Apple’s Mac business has never been bigger, it’s already been eclipsed by the iPhone OS business — iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. If you pause and close your eyes, you can feel it — the tectonic plates are shifting underfoot. The long-term trend is inevitable.
That said, though, what’s funny is that we could have had an Apple II ADA winner — this guy turned an Apple IIe into a Twitter terminal.
★ Wednesday, 28 April 2010