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Rayz2016 said:canukstorm said:StrangeDays said:GeorgeBMac said:AppleInsider said:...However, the more we learn about Apple's existing SoCs, and the Apple Silicon effort as a whole, the more confidence we have that Apple is indeed beating Intel in many respects already. The idea that Apple's custom silicon can only handle "mobile" workloads is the same sort of disparaging presumption that fueled the dismissive notion that iPads were only "media consumption devices" and not "real" on some level.Sorry, but without an external keyboard and mouse or trackpad the iPad WAS mostly just an output device and not a "real computer" capable of "real work".Fortunately, that is no longer the case -- iPad is wearing big boy pants now -- and ready to challenge MacBooks. In fact, with yesterday's announcements, one wonders why one would choose a MacBook over the iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard.
I have used my ipads for real work for my personal business for years. Email, Numbers, presentations, etc. Also enjoyed editing videos on it for family.
Far too many people think that low-cost + population are the only factors you need, but China and India are vastly different in industry. India might be able to get to where China is today, but it will be absolutely be a slower process than it took China. For better or worse, there are benefits to Chinese culture and government for Western production needs. The benefits are sometimes referred to as slave labour. Just because other countries respect worker rights more should not allow one that does not do so to dominate manufacturing. Tariffs and quotas are needed to protect human rights. Industrial manufacturing costs / efficiency should not be the only criteria that companies need to follow for selling to a country's consumers