Errrr... No it doesn't! lol Second line logically follows from the first. What drugs are you on anyway?Second line contradicts the first.
Dude, that's exactly what I said.Vertical integration is only about bringing multiple stages of a device pipeline under your own control. It doesn't refer to performance or value.
They're such a large customer for TSMC (especially now that they're also building Mac CPUs there) that they're undoubtedly given special access to the internal development of new processes and whatnot. Thus they know going forwards what to expect, and so far every iphone release has gone off without any hitch worth talking about on a regular, yearly basis going back to the original A4 whether the SoC was on an existing process or a new, groundbreaking one.And in any case, Apple is still under the whims of its third party foundries because Apple is a fabless company.
So I'd say they seem to have their procedures pretty much down pat by now...
That's an asinine and pointless statement. Everybody who builds anything relies on outside sources for things like materials, tools, components or energy, and likely all of the above. Even if all you do is hand wood carvings, did you chop down the tree you're carving up yourself? With what, the axe you also made yourself with iron you smelted yourself, beating it into shape against a rock with your own fists...? lol No.Apple are still "slaves" to the whims of third party vendors who produce software for macOS and Windows right now.
They just introduced a new one not even a year ago as a show of commitment to their pro users along with their newest monster monitor costing five grand, why would they then cut it immediately? If they were going to cut it they would have cut the Mac Pro line with the end of the trashcan. They knew back then already of course they were transitioning to ARM; it'd be a waste of hardware and software engineering resources to spend years designing a new Mac Pro with all kinds of bells and whistles attached to it if they would only offer it for a short, limited time.The Mac Pro is an ultra low volume seller, and it may be one of the first cuts for Apple.
Worthless anecdotes. You surely do not personally know any statistically representative number of Mac Pro users. Besides, Apple has stated that Intel software support will continue for the foreseeable future - IE they'll most likely obsolete hardware as they normally do at their usual rate, and when the last Intel systems are obsolete then they'll stop future x86 development (except for security updates one should hope. For some time, anyway.)I know a few people who just bailed on ordering a 14-30K GBP systems because of Apple's plans and just how they may be treated by software they rely on to pay their bills.
Hah. I bought my first computer in 1987, for my own money, at age 15. Do I qualify?I don't want to sound ageist and assume you're young
AMD's resurgence has been amazing to see, for sure. As a hardware enthusiast it's been the greatest boon for me in countless years now. To go from four cores at the high end of consumer processors (where things had previously stagnated for over a decade) to 16 in just over three years' time is basically unprecedented in history.things were a lot different before Intel steamrolled AMD for a decade. If new AMD keeps providing incredible gains in performance YoY, there's absolutely no reason to sit on the same hardware for years at a time unless you can't afford it.
So yeah, as great as this has been, things were not like that ALL the time back then! Still, Apple knows this of course and if their competitors deliver regular major upgrades they would want to do that as well, to capture the customers who desire to buy new, faster hardware. That's the beauty of capitalism and competition, when it works. Corporations typically don't sit back and release no new products when they have competitors who do just that; they sit back and do nothing when they're on top and nothing else can touch them. Like Intel did!
Look, I assumed we were talking about private individuals who buy and pay for their own hardware. If you're a bleeding edge world class corporation with international renown, obviously the rules are a little different for you then.If you're a professional editor or studio, you offload render work. You also work off of another source. I'd provide an example of what we employ at work but it would give away who I work for. There's only two companies in the world that manifest that kind of in-house power.