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macdude22

Member Since 05 Apr 2006
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In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

26 June 2020 - 03:05 PM

ignorant lolololol. You folks crack me up.

I never dismissed VMs. I USE EM ALL THE TIME. I know tons of people that live inside virtualized environments (I too live in a bubble). I said Apple doesn't give two flying fraks about the future of device localized virtualization of x86 platforms on Macintosh.

View PostMatt Diamond, on 26 June 2020 - 10:30 AM, said:


"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by MacDude22
:-)

I'm here to speak the truth and chew bubble gum, not make friends.

In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

25 June 2020 - 06:27 PM

View PostTetsuya, on 25 June 2020 - 05:24 PM, said:


And (conservatively) ~100,000-200,000 machines a year is not a "rounding error" for a company that barely ships 4 million computers a year.

Apple shipped 3.2 million macs in Q1 alone, and that was 20% down from Q1 2019 due to the global economic climate.

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In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

25 June 2020 - 02:50 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 25 June 2020 - 01:16 PM, said:

I agree the percentage is low.  But why would they be "HAPPY" to be rid of them? I can see that supporting Windows drivers for a tiny number of bootcampers might not be worth the effort any more. But having VMWare and Parallels on the platform is pure gravy for them. Isn't it?

Bootcamp exists because people were cooking MacBooks fumbling around to install windows without a sufficient software interface to the hardware. It might be gravy for VMware and parallels. It's a cost center for Apple, not gravy. The tiny population of customers that is boot camping are a whiney, needy bunch of hobbyists that don't spend nearly enough money to make them worth Apple's time. Sneaky Snake has the right idea for ACTUAL enterprise customers. We're already deploying thousands of iOS devices with vendor and custom apps. Now we'll have a desktop computer platform that supports those apps natively out of the box! ChaChing.

Sorry folks but the number of people doing work or needing boot camp/virtualization for work is a rounding error. Its fine to live in a bubble but pop your head out every so often and don't let the door to windowsville hit you on the ass.

In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

25 June 2020 - 02:43 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 25 June 2020 - 01:58 PM, said:

Also, the A12Z should not be taken as any sort of indication of the power level of the upcoming Mac silicon.

Anyone who thinks Apple processors for Macs won't be blindingly fast isn't paying attention. This performance is in a passively cooled, low power tablet device. Can't wait what they do unconstrained by tablet power and thermal requirements.

In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

25 June 2020 - 12:27 PM

View PostTetsuya, on 24 June 2020 - 09:05 PM, said:



But.... 15-20% of the current user base, i can see leaving.  


lolololololol 20%, we're talking 2-3% at best and to be frank its a user population Apple will be HAPPY to be rid of.