Over the past few months a lot of people have become worried about Apple’s commitment to OSX. Of course a lot of this is overhyped. Apple just came out with Snow Leopard. Further just because the last six months have all been about iOS (hate that name) doesn’t mean 10.7 is being neglected. Further a lot of what is done for iOS impacts OSX proper. One might even say that some OSX features we expected to make it to the iPhone haven’t. (Think some of the nicer Obj-C 2.0 features)
Still, Apple hasn’t been about OSX much of late. Yes WWDC brought us Safari 5 and a new version of XCode (still NDAed at the moment). But there hasn’t been a lot of OSX love. Macs now reportedly make up only 25% of Apple’s profits. It’s not at all surprising that smart phones and pads get more of the attention. 25% is still a lot and not something to be neglected.
What I predict happening is that OSX becomes sort of akin to the PowerMac of the Mac line. Apple still pays attention, still has pro-apps, but its focus just isn’t on the pro community. And honestly, the Mac will become a product primarily aimed at the pro community.
I just hope that some of the features like resolution independence that have long been promised appear soon.