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  • Apple continues to dominate tablet market with 19.2M iPads shipped in Q4 2020

    "I would shut down Apple and give the money back to the shareholders.”

    My mum has an 'iPad' as she calls it. It's made by Acer and is a piece of junk. She likes it though. I bought her a proper iPad for Christmas so the whole family can FaceTime and she's blown away with it. The comparison is night and day. I would like to know the tablet Apple vs Android comparison in revenue share 
    terms. So many non-iPad tablets are low powered, low quality efforts that cost half or even less of the cheapest iPad. 

    I would guess that Apple has 60%-70% of all tablet revenue. I have to say that the latest iPad really are excellent. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple's M1 MacBook Air smashes Windows on ARM in new benchmarks

    The issue as I see it is if a Windows user wishes to buy a Windows computer that uses ARM for better battery life (and other advantages) vs a Mac user who wants to do the same thing.

    The Mac user, even at the debut of the machine, appears to have to make few, if any, real compromises. The machine is so fast it runs software that's not complied for its processor at very acceptable speeds. Most software just works. Software that is compiled for it runs really quickly. Benefit = superfast machine for most software. Best in class battery life. Lots of other ARM related benefits that we all know about.

    The PC user wanting to experience the benefits of ARM is hugely compromised. Microsoft is well behind the curve here and this issue is not likely to be fixed in the short term. The machine is expensive, extremely slow, with loads of software compatibility issues and the battery life is probably half what the Mac user is getting. All in all, it's an absolute turkey.

    It does though help to highlight the fantastic job Apple is doing here. This is not easy. I'm sure next year will see some new form factors that take further advantage of Apple Silicon and Apple's excellent industrial design know-how. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple introduces new Apple Silicon Mac mini with $699 price tag

    KidGloves said:
    So, so close... Looks incredible. I could put up with 16GB of RAM but I see this only supports 2 monitors. I need 3 with my setup. Doh!

    I thought it was in the bag and had the credit card out to order... Ah well. It does look tremendous though. All three products look really special. One of the great days for the Mac. And almost one for me... 
    Three monitors to me sounds like you’d better wait for a more professional oriented offering, perhaps the MacBook Pro 16?
    This is actually good news in a way. With only 2 TB ports instead of 4 in the Intel Mini, and a quarter of the max ram, Apple is intentionally hobbling the new Mini. This more or less confirms that the fabled xMac is coming. If it's halfway between this and the Mac Pro I'll be a happy man. They still mentioned that the transition will take 2 years but hopefully that's just a ploy to keep folk buying up current Intel stock and by the end on 2021 the iMac, xMac and Pro will all be getting the Apple Silicon speedy goodness.
    williamlondonrazorpit
  • Apple introduces new Apple Silicon Mac mini with $699 price tag

    So, so close... Looks incredible. I could put up with 16GB of RAM but I see this only supports 2 monitors. I need 3 with my setup. Doh!

    I thought it was in the bag and had the credit card out to order... Ah well. It does look tremendous though. All three products look really special. One of the great days for the Mac. And almost one for me... 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Apple's iPhone 11 was most-shipped handset in first half of 2020, report says

    Doesn't look good for Samsung. The A51 is a midrange phone. This can't be right, can it?
    watto_cobra