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mdriftmeyer said:cynegils said:Lets hope that one of those lessons is not "Pricing will start at cost X eleventybillion!"When Intel charges $15k for the 28 core Xeon what do you expect? Just one more reason Apple will sooner-rather-than-later ditch Intel for AMD.And no, they aren't going ARM people. Just like they aren't building a competing GPGPU--the Afterburner is that secret GPU project from Florida.
racerhomie3 said:GeorgeBMac said:Johan42 said:Diminishing returns is here. Apple’s planned obsolescence as well. Who will prevail? The customer who has no sense will.
Johan42 said:Diminishing returns is here. Apple’s planned obsolescence as well. Who will prevail? The customer who has no sense will.
KITA said:sacto joe said:robbyx said:MacPro said:robbyx said:genovelle said:wood1208 said:I doubt it. If Apple wants to make a sizable dent and expand MAC user base, eco-system than keep expanding bottom user base. Offer GoTo systems for bottom huge user base and rest to professionals,enterprises,
Today Apple fans routinely point out how Apple takes the lion's share of profit in a market or how buyers of low-end, non-Apple products are cheap and don't spend any money, or can't (because they are poor and some cheap low-end Android or crap PC is the best they can do). And we wonder why so many non-Apple fans think so poorly of Apple fans...
When it comes to developer support, the reason we don't see more developers embrace the Mac is marketshare. Mac marketshare has more or less climbed as high as it's going to climb as long as Apple stays the course. Apple might very well be the fourth or fifth largest computer manufacturer, but when it comes to total marketshare, they are a drop in the bucket compared to Windows. So most developers don't care - and never will care - about the Mac.
While Apple massively gouges its customers with a 40% profit margin, something Apple fans on these forums routinely celebrate (which I've always found very strange considering that we're the ones being gouged!), Dell and others sell you better hardware at sometimes half the price. There's a thriving third party software market for Windows. Those low-end PC customers must be buying lots of third party software, contrary to your suggestion, or the vast majority of developers wouldn't be supporting Windows. If all the money was in Mac development, we'd be spoiled for choice in the Mac world. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. So I think you're pretty much flat wrong that low-end PCs don't translate into third party software sales.
With a ~40% profit margin and more cash in the bank than most governments, Apple could compete on price if they wanted to. Like I said earlier, and have said many times before, I don't believe that Apple is particularly invested in the Mac these days. Apple is clearly much more enthusiastic about iOS than macOS. If Apple really wanted to grow Mac marketshare, there are many approaches it could take. Instead, the Mac withers on the vine, with the occasional underwhelming, and increasingly overpriced, update for each model.
Never admit that Microsoft can’t even begin to accomplish the integration between hardware and software that Apple does.
Ignore the reality that Apple products last longer and perform better for longer than most PC products.
Hololens, the leading AR system, is just one example of Microsoft raising the bar on hardware and software integration.
Maybe Hololense sales aren't to the level of Apple devices. But the level of innovation MS has showed is ahead of what Apple has released recently..Hololens? That’s your example of MS killing it? HOLOLENS!? lol...good one.