Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 22:09 UTC
Apple "Apple Inc reported quarterly revenue that slightly missed Wall Street expectations as sales of its flagship iPhone came in below target, sending its shares down more than 4 percent. The world's largest technology company shipped 47.8 million iPhones, lower than the roughly 50 million that Wall Street analysts had predicted. Sales of the iPad came in at 22.9 million in the fiscal first quarter, about in line with forecasts." I'll leave the financials to the experts, but one thing that stood out to me: Apple sold 4.2 million Macs, almost a million below expectations. How much of a future does desktop computing have at Apple? Update: The NYT/Reuters changed the title during the night. Fixed it.
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RE: Comment by Valhalla
by unclefester on Thu 24th Jan 2013 07:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Valhalla"
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We are seeing the computing power in these mobile devices increase at a rather rapid pace, so is the 'future' of desktop computing a 'tablet' to which you connect a keyboard/mouse (and alternatively a larger screen) if/when you want to use it as a 'desktop pc'?


Current ARM SOCs are no faster than x86 cpus from the early 2000s. It will take many years before tablets and phones are powerful enough to replace desktops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instructions_per_second

Edited 2013-01-24 08:00 UTC

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