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jdb8167 said:lkrupp said:ajmas said:Intel drops the ball, AMD picks it up and Apple decides they'd go with ARM. Intel is now in the process of doing damage control.
Apple on the other hand never targeted gamers and has always been a joke for gamers. Deprecating OpenGL and leaving it in a seemingly unmaintained state does not help the game developers who do want to port to macOS. On the other hand, while this is a barrier for a certain number of game developers, that iOS has a healthy selection of games, may mean there is a chance that these games will be ported to macOS. Also, I wonder how many Apple users simply turn to a console for the gaming experience?
That is one big niche. I can still understand why Apple doesn't care since even moderate share would still be just a blip for them but it is pretty big nevertheless.The global pc games market was valued at about $27.73 billion in 2018
Trey_Lance said:h2p said:applguy said:And the profit on V-bucks after paying store fees I estimate to be 90%. (Full disclosure I pulled that number out of the air but it’s probably close.)
A digital "V-buck" is an invented currency. It is a line of code? A few lines of code? Pure Profit! (Does anyone remember 150 texts per month for $15? Cost to phone company was essentially Zero.)
The Apple App Store provides actual services (come on Epic! payment processing, auto updating apps, etc etc etc).
They would have been in a different league if they had embraced the EUV platform of ASML earlier. While Intel was one of the first companies to invest in the development efforts by ASML, they somehow decided to wait and wait and wait, while TMSC en Samsung started much earlier using the platform. With Apple being one of the largest beneficiaries.
GeorgeBMac said:Rayz2016 said:GeorgeBMac said:Rayz2016 said:ericthehalfbee said:Why would Microsoft want to embarrass themselves (and their ARM devices) by allowing Windows on an M1 MacBook that will massively outperform their own devices?
Microsoft has never been one to miss an opportunity to embarrass itself.
But the chap running the show these days much more of a pragmatist. That's why he binned billions of dollars in development and now makes sure their software runs on iOS and Android.Actually, Apple and Microsoft have had a long love-hate relationship but eventually almost always working together for mutual benefit. And, the real winners were us.I find it perplexing that Apple is simply laying back saying "Not my problem". But it is their problem. Just because they have to work with Microsoft to fix it doesn't mean it's not their problem.I'm hoping they drop their childish petulance and work with Microsoft to bring native Windows back to the Mac. Everybody would win. There would be no losers.
You keep throwing this word 'petulant' around, and I'm not sure you know what it means.
The interviewer asked Apple about Windows support, and Apple replied that it was up to Microsoft, which obviously it is.LOL.... I know exactly what the word petulant means. You might try looking it up. Or, if you want an example just look at Federighi.His response was childish and petulant. "I'm NOT! I'm NOT! I'm NOT (going to clean my room!)"Apple changed the environment and now stands back and, without offering to lift a finger says it's all Microsoft's problem (even though Apple created the problem!)That's childish and petulant.
As for people who claim that Windows is a necessity: in the research-intensive company I work for, none of the mission-critical software runs on Windows. Those days are really over.