The BBC reported that Symantec and FireEye are predicting that Apple will face increased threats in 2016.
The Apple operating system – OS X – is subject to way fewer attacks than Windows, Symantec said, but the number was seven times greater this year and last.
Attacks on Apple’s iOS operating system, used in iPads and iPhones is also increasing.
Apple notebooks have shown steady growth during 2015 while Windows notebook sales have been flat.
That may be the reason for hackers taking time to devise methods involving Apple users.