The Macbook Pro is one of the iconic products of Apple; however, over the years, it seems that the tech giant has deliberately pushed it back from the limelight. The Cupertino-based tech giant appears like it wants the entire spotlight to focus on its flagship smartphone, the Apple iPhone, and leveled down the powerful laptop as a supporting player. Recently, Forbes reveals the possible reason why Apple cut off the MacBook Pro.

The Apple MacBook Pro is now a pale replica of the original masterpiece that helped the company earn its reputation, the report claim. Steve Jobs first introduced the Apple MacBook Pro in 2006 with impressive design, powerful specs, new apps, and available in 13-inch and 17-inch variants. When Microsoft released a lighter series of laptops, Apple picked up the challenge and released the MacBook Air series.

Before the Apple MacBook Pro is the yardstick for gauging other laptops, and honestly, very few came close. When Tim Cook took over Jobs’ position at Apple, his vision took some time to be obvious, but according to the report, it later became clear what his priority is—the Apple iPhone. His leadership deemed that the needs of products other than the iPhone would be subservient.

In other words, the Mac family, particularly the MacBook Pro, had to be away from the spotlight and must resonate and reinforce the message that the iPhone is trying to sell. New technology and iOS updates happened in the iPhone first, and the Mac and macOS are also tailing behind and getting similar apps and products later in the product cycle. Apple even advertises that iPhone users can now sync docs from their iPhone to their Mac, which according to the report, diminishes the power and usefulness of the MacBook.

Over the years, the powerful and independent computer that performed things differently was sacrificed, the report claimed. Apple made it clear that everything had to fall in line to back up the yearly retail temptation to the iPhone. Each feature of the macOS has to be something that the iOS team had already released to the smartphone, with the Mac losing its place as one of the company’s premier products.