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Dam Apple just went green. Maybe I should be a day trader. On second thought I had my head handed to me when I did that back in the day.
One thing I see everywhere is that people love their smartphones and most of them in this country are iPhones. It is the one thing that people of all stripes have in common.Its become an extension of self.
Sad tp admit but it is the last thing I look at and the first thing every day and I’m an old dude. In case you think that’s disrespectful to my wife it’s the same with her.
Back in the day many successful and promising names dropped the ball. Burroughs, DEC, Motorola, TI, Commodore, Atari, and others failed their customers because they were full of themselves.
IBM, Intel and Microsoft won the wars through shrewd sales and reliable hardware but they cost the world billions by wasting their customers time with their inferior software ecosystems. I did software development in these environments because that's where the money was.
It was my impression that PPC/RISC chips Apple just ran too damn hot. I melted one in my dual gig, part of that was apple's stone stupid cooling design (exhaust on the bottom, chip on the top, video card blocking any cool air from getting to the daughter card) but they were hot enough to cook eggs. I'd avoid using it on very hot days. Speeds had gotten high enough Apple traded performance for cooler chips, particularly in notebooks which were replacing desktops in large numbers.
But my 2.8 i7 runs damn hot too, I worry about that a lot, and Apple under Ive seemed to be too obsessed with thinness to address the heat issue. I worry that dust bunnies inside my iMac block air flow.
It seems to me heat is still an issue, and I believe its a function of the size of the etchings so less nm means cooler. Plus its obviously going to be better for Apple to write code for one chip than two.
I would think that it had to be Intel's architecture that is holding them back. The chip foundries buy their machines from 3rd parties don't they? If so one foundry should be able to make the same sized channels as another unless there are just too many channels, zig zags and what ever lives at the nanometer level.
Apple could morph their TV box into a mainstream gaming console by increasing performance and using AI subunits. By defining their own version of a gaming console, Apple can leverage their own ecosystem and the user doesn't have to mess around with Sony and Microsoft's monstrosities.
I expected this to happen eventually. I saw it coming way back in the 90s. Our domestic consumer technology companies can't compete with defense companies for talent. They have infinitely deep pockets. And we spend 6 to 12 times as much on defense as the Chinese too, that puts a heavy burden of taxes on our talent. It was just a matter of time.