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omasou said:The only rational, I see today for a folding iPad is if when folded it fits in a doctor's lab coat while doing rounds. Then they can ditch the laptop.
tht said:ITGUYINSD said:The article doesn't really explain WHY Intel sales were so bad. Especially during the holiday season. Is new gear too expensive for consumers? Are people keeping their computers longer? Or are consumers moving towards more mobile devices?
It doesn't help Intel that major sellers like Dell have raised their prices making one take a second thought about buying or upgrading.
MS reported a 40% decline in Windows revenue. PC sales declined liked 35 to 40%. Crypto boomed during the pandemic. Crypto is now busted, so all those server GPU sales are declining. Services (Google, Amazon, MS, etc) boomed during the pandemic - work from home services etc - and now it has busted too.
Apple will be lucky to hold the line at 20% declines imo. They said Macs would decline 3 months ago. iPhone sales have slowed due to COVID lockdowns at various plants.
Apple may have a decline, but it probably will be more like they couldn’t make enough of their products fast enough to sell to the public, I want a larger screen iMac, a M2 24” iMac or possibly a updated Mac Pro but can’t buy any because Apple hasn’t released those products.
Intel’s problems right now are long term Apple (TSMC) has disrupted them. Intel long-term decline won’t happen overnight, but the era of barn burning CPUs and graphic engines is coming to an end particularly on non-gaming consumer computers (the largest market) and in parallel Intel has been a complete no-show in the mobile market which has taken over computing despite current the downturn.
Intel will hang on in the back room for a while but arm servers in time, will take up a bigger and bigger chunk of that market behind the scenes, coincidentally, Intel used to own Strong arm but they sold it.
lkrupp said:""This will mean saying goodbye to some incredibly talented people we worked hard to hire and have loved working with. I'm deeply sorry for that," Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post. "The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.”"
Because profit comes before people in the end but I need to spew some platitudes to make it sound better. And this goes for all corporations, including Apple.