”macOS is becoming legacy software“? Nope.
This is the kind of Tech journalism that drives me away from Tech news. There’s no reason as to why anyone would come to this conclusion except for the fact that it generated a lot of clicks.
For a legacy software, an update every two to three weeks, the massive work that was involved in supporting every Mac App for the touch bar, and regular annual updates are very frequent. How can one even say that this is legacy software.
This year with macOS Apple introduced Universal Clipboard, Siri complete with custom macOS features, optimised storage and iCloud Drive for macOS. True this is a relatively minor upgrade from others in the past.
But then macOS is 30 years old, and after a point of time the frequency with which platform changing features are introduced reduces. The exponential growth graph needs to stabilise after a point of time. iOS on the other hand, is a 10 year old OS. And there’s lots more work to do over there. Therefore, by nature of their age it is bound to get major updates more frequently.
That being said, I’d love to see more Proactive features come to Mac, and a redesigned music app would also be good. iTunes is getting regular UI updates, but there’s still some work to do in terms of syncing devices with iTunes and the General size of the software which feels bulky. But macOS is far from being an abandoned child for Apple. Tech News websites like to spin this story every now and then because anything with a negative connotation generally gets more clicks on the internet.