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Yea. You wouldn't think the rollout of the ACA would be such a cluster because of this, but an election campaign and a government agency are very different animals. Campaigns can hire the 'best and brightest' and use whatever technology they see fit to accomplish the task. Government agencies must follow Federal procurement laws and use 'approved' standards. It's one thing for people to listen in on a call you make to a potential voter and something altogether different...
The issue is not strictly the device, but the security of networks that the device utilizes. Early on, RIM developed it's back end servers to meet the security needs of service providers, corporations, and government agencies. RIM also has it's own Mobile Device Management (MDM) software and the services which encrypt all communications. Apple and Google rely on 3rd parties for many of these functions. iOS and Android can both be made 'secure' but not to the highest levels...
The Dell XPS 15 is similar in price, performance, and screen resolution. Like Apple, Dell's XPS 15 also carries a hefty price tag for a discrete GPU. Of course, the biggest advantage, of the rMBP 15 is Mavericks vs. the absolutely horrid Windows 8...
Mail on iOS is severely lacking too. Why they don't initiate a bulk mail folder for spam is beyond me. Anyone have experience with Air Mail on MacOSX? Apple's email clients have always been extremely weak IMHO...
Tablets are not replacing PC's so much as they are lengthening the PC upgrade cycle from 3-5 years to 5-7 years. Enterprises, many of which recently migrated from XP to Win7, are steering clear of Win8. Not only is it too soon for another OS upgrade, but Windows 8 is a significant burden on IT which has to deal with users. XP to Win7 is a no brainer. Win7 to Win8 is a no-go...
Here's a link to info on Dell's 32" 4K display.http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/dell-ultrasharp-32/It interfaces via DisplayPort and/or HDMI.Why wouldn't Apple introduce their own 4K Monitor? My guess is that they have one in the works, but since it will use Thunderbolt 2 it's not ready.In the meantime, 4K displays from Sharp, Dell, and others *should* work fine with the new Mac Pro...
Slick design and engineering don't make up for the fact that this machine is lacking in expansion and choice. Most workstation class machines offer more internal storage expansion, multiple graphics options, dual Xeon CPU's, and more memory. Also, conspicuously absent from Apple's latest announcements was a 4K display (several vendors have announced these). Again, I think this is a cool machine just with limited appeal...
No big surprise. Other than the MBA, and more recently iMac, Apple still uses the older IvyBridge CPU. The growth in the consumer market is Smartphones and Tablets and Apple never held more than a tiny share in Enterprise. That said, Mac sales still contribute a hefty amount of revenues and profits so there is every reason for Apple to continue to invest in it. Hopefully the new rMBP's will be out before the end of 2013
Apple is not repeating their mistake, of last year, but updating the iMac and not shipping until AFTER the holidays. At this point, it's all about Consumers. You will probably see new iPads out before the holidays, but new MacBook Pro's could be early 2014. We shall see...
As always, it boils down to what developers actually do with 64-bit. Just because the platform supports a feature doesn't necessarily mean users will benefit. If developers release a new/updated app with 'must have' features, users will benefit and so will the manufacturer. Otherwise, it's all marketing hype...
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