Steve Jobs responds: "No."
We've all seen the emailed responses Steve Jobs has sent out over the past month or so. They have been short, concise and to the point.
Here's another one and it's especially apropos given the controversy over the type of WWDC Apple will be presenting this coming June.
Greg Walker, Technical Integration Specialist for OEConnection, emailed Steve Jobs with this question:
I would like to know if Apple is putting a de-emphasis on Macintosh OSX software development moving forward?
Is Apple's future direction to support only mobile application development?
Technical Integration Specialist
Jobs wrote back with a lengthy dissertation on why...oh...who am I trying to kidding...Here is Jobs' response:
From: Steve Jobs [mailto:sjobs [at] apple [dot] com]
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:32 AM
To: Walker, Greg
Subject: Re: software dev for the mac de-emphasized
Sent from my iPhone
I've checked the email headers on the Jobs email and they are consistent with the headers of other emails I've seen from the Apple CEO.
This should be a good indication that Apple is not dropping Mac OS X development. The emphasis at the moment is on what's next - the iPhone OS.