Google is like Microsoft now, big, bloated and lacking innovation. Fighting off competition instead of innovating.
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Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo
It's not the person running retail to blame but the people running engineering and the people deciding on what useful ports to remove.
Premium Apple pricing now only gets you nice design, the reliability and quality of engineering has declined massively in the name of greed and their obsession with slim devices.
So already the keyboards have failed and are difficult to replace and now this?
These computers are throw away machines at professional prices. This is how a company fails, when it's product isn't worth the money.
They already hit peak sales in 2015 of the iPhone and any price hike since has been about maintaining revenue rather than sales. There won't be many more years of Apple if they carry on like this.
Re: "What will it take for Amazon et al to create their own, secure CPU?"
There's a reason X86 is still around, it generally works well.
Itanium (or Itanic as it was jokingly called) just didn't perform well despite being an elegant design. With Linus saying they threw away all the good parts of their designs.
Re: So how much will this throw Intels release schedule out by?
This will motivate many to investigate AMD or ARM. You certainly shouldn't reward such major incompetence with repeat business.
Pretty sure Intel will have devalued their offerings by ruining their reputation, they sure won't be changing a premium price for a while.
Re: Modular was always a silly idea
So please tell me where I can get a phone with 4800mAH battery.Just because one company got the idea wrong doesn't invalidate it.
I have a Moto Z with a clip on battery. This gives me enough battery life for about 2-3 days and makes the phone larger, but not bigger than an iPhone 3G. I personally loathe how phones are being made slimmer all the time to the detriment of usability and battery life, what use is your phone if the battery is dead?
The main issue with modularity is definitely that the quality of the add ons can't be too great as they'll be useless for the next phone you get.
LG's touchscreen phone?!?
Apple Newton, development started in 1987 and the product was released in 1993. It has many of the features of a modern smartphone and was released a year before the first smartphone (IBM Simon).
To develop the Newton Apple needed a low power mobile CPU and helped fund the development of it with ARM.
So the whole modern ARM smartphone world is thanks to ARM and Apple.