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May 23, 2018


Per "wertigon" Ekström

@Jim, @Benny:

IF macs have lower tco than PCs, then why isn't IBM going full forward with macs and Linux?

Most Mac users report fewer problems, yes... But it is 15% of the workstation fleet, and the most computer savvy users use the Mac.

TCO calculations are usually bullshit numbers anyhow.

And Jim... Still not understand that Sammy isn't iPhone 🤣

Per "wertigon" Ekström

... Still not understand that Sammy isn't Android

Ah well

Per "wertigon" Ekström

Ah right. The IBM TCO compared a $1500 computer to a $1500 PC.

Most Enterprise companies only do $400 PCs since they do not need more power for most workstations.

Would love to see the same study performed on a company with $400 PCs...

Jim Glu

Sammy is the #1 smartphone maker in the world and the most direct competitor to Apple. What other Android company sells in every market around the world, is on every carrier around the world? What other Android company successfully sells against the iPhone in the numbers Sammy does. And no, that does not include the competition in unit sales from phones far cheaper than iPhones.

If "Android" can't succeed in selling at the high end...innovation is going to be seriously hurt. It's not just about creating a boutique device like Andy Rubin's phone or even Google's phones. You need SCALE to stay in the race at competitive prices.

Consider Hauwei and their about to be released "better than the A12 Bionic" chip. Consider the massive investment it has taken for Hauwei to do that. Of course, not every competitor has the Chinese government funneling funding to them. Even so, how could they sustain that if sales, high end profitable sales, don't follow?

If Apple had kept Samsung as their manufacturer -- then Samsung would have 7mm chips of their own. Without Apple's volume, they don't have the scale to keep up.

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