Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:18 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Microsoft tell AllThingsD that the companies are at loggerheads not over the 30 percent commission Apple asks of storage upgrade sales made through SkyDrive, but over applying that same commission to Office 365 subscriptions sold through Microsoft Office for iOS, which is expected to launch sometime next year." iOS could end up being the only mobile platform without Office.
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Who needs whom
by bowkota on Thu 13th Dec 2012 11:04 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

In my opinion, MS needs to be on iOS more than Apple needs Office on its platform. However that doesn't mean that things won't change.

I walk around University and the majority of students are using Macbooks and iPads. At the same time, the iPad is very popular in the business sector. Walk around central London and you'll notice the trend.

So, a significant share of emerging graduates are growing up using the Mac platforms, while at the same time current businesses are adopting it more and more.
Who needs whom the most?

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RE: Who needs whom
by JAlexoid on Fri 14th Dec 2012 13:02 in reply to "Who needs whom"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Now... if only the majority of the graduates constituted the majority of the consumers. Which isn't the case.

Macs are taking over a small segment. The vast majority of business is conducted on Windows. And will be for a long time.

Unless Apple manages to get out a serviceable MacBook for under $1000, Windows in enterprises isn't going anywhere.

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RE: Who needs whom
by unclefester on Sun 16th Dec 2012 02:29 in reply to "Who needs whom"
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2007-01-13



I walk around University and the majority of students are using Macbooks and iPads. At the same time, the iPad is very popular in the business sector. Walk around central London and you'll notice the trend.


I have recently been shopping for a new phone and laptop in Brisbane Australia. The Apple products are being ignored despite hard sell tactics. However the Windows and Android models are very popular.

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