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Posts by Dick Applebaum

I suspect he is right! It would surprise me if Apple does not have OSX running on an iPad [something] with both touch and desktop UIs -- It's called R&D! Same for iOS on Intel [Macs?].Though, he'll never be able to provide a citation!
Err ... VisiCalc ... USCD Pascal ... Corvus Shared Hard Disk ...From my personal experience:Almost every enterprise in Silicon Valley bought Apple ][ computers. floppy drives, printers, etc. so they could run VisiCalc.* VisiCalc was largely used to bypass the long lead time (18-24 months) to get apps implemented by CIS (then Data Processing)The UCSD Pascal programming language was far superior to BASIC for programming custom business applications and generalized apps...
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How do you resolve that:put the RAM on the SoCmore/shorter paths to discrete RAMredesign RAM to something like Optical RAM
Ohhh... That's an interesting idea -- like an inexpensive, quality netbook that can actually be used for something.I suspect that the PPC SDKs would not be needed -- likely, Apple already has current OSX [including all the APIs form iOS] running on ARM.
On another AI thread about Apple's sapphire capabilities, most of the discussion was about using the mono cell sapphire as the cover for iPads & iPhones and possible iWatch.Aside: TC has said that the sapphire was for a new product [category?]. I doubt that the iWatch would require the capacities that Apple appears to be shooting for.A subtopic of the AI thread led to a discussion whether the high volume of sapphire could be intended for another use than display covers...
Well, the creatives would eat it up if their apps ran (FCP, LogicPro, etc.). I strongly suspect that Apple already have ARM-native versions of their Pro apps running.Also, it is probable that companies that cater to these same creatives, like Adobe, DeVinci, etc, -- already are experimenting with ARM implementations.Finally, most of the downside (neither fish nor fowl) issues can be mitigated by:including x86 and ARM chips in the same deviceorusing the cloud servers to...
Would there be technical and/or bargaining advantages by include an A8 in addition to an x86 chip on a Mac device?
Two points:According to comments in the original Anandtech article there are ARM emulators for x86 that yield 40%-60% degradation over native x86. These would be adequate for legacy apps where no source code exists. ARM and/or Emulator performance improvement could make x86 on ARM more practical for current apps.As to fat-binaries, Apple has done a lot of work in Xcode as to application packaging -- for both OSX and iOS. I suspect that at some point, Apple will deliver...
What you say is nice, but I (and I suspect many others) never run any of the apps you describe even on my desktop iMacs ... The one exception is Netflix -- though I see no practical value in running it on half the 27" screen and an HD YT video on the other half.As to "Real world performance and applications >> benchmarks" -- I suspect that your definition of the real world is different than most mobile users.
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