Technically you’re right, since all Apple laptops and desktops are ARM, but: A: Apple isn’t incredibly big in the market other than phones at all, B: For those who aren’t Apple, there are some A Chromebook and maybe one and a half meukbooks but you can’t really seriously describe any of these alternatives: 1: because they don’t have serious OSes, 2: because the optimization is usually so bad that you simply can’t compare them to apples.
And now also with Dell, they don’t have their own software department at all and so will have to rely on third party software, so that their laptops don’t get the integration that Apple can. The only reason the move to the M1 went so well is because Apple has had its developers so tight that the question of whether the move to the m1 (i.e. arm) was just a matter of time.
All of this actually sounds like Apple managed to do what MS couldn’t at the time, and as a result MS can never really delegate the go-to step that Apple can.. in other words all macOS apps pretty much work the same Apple from .NET framework. If this is also the case with Windows, then MS can simply port this framework to ARM. And then they said to the makers of the app… This is windows now and if you want to keep customers you’ll have to test (and patch) this new version.
Then you find out if phones are suitable for desktop computers. And I strongly advise you to compare apple ipad air m1 to macbook air m1, for example, do some browser tests on both and you will see how much (exact same chip) suffers from lower power budget, less effective cooling, etc. …and then your iPad is, on average, twice as big as your average phone.
For now, you can still say that size and desktop performance are getting in the way. While mobile may look nice and convenient, it simply isn’t (yet) a desktop killer.
When I look at @Coolstart’s comments, I think MS has already tried this with windows RT. We have seen that windows 8 apps (Store) were not enough in any way to become a realistic competitor to other players in the market. And now you see again with Apple how it doesn’t work in reality… Just for fun, look again at the differences between ipad air m1 and macbook air m1…even if you ignore the power budget and take this performance for granted… I advise everyone to use the iPad as a laptop. It works well in many cases, but not at all in many others. iOS apps (or should I say ipadOS apps) are simply not desktop apps and the user experience is actually not at all equal to the desktop… and while both platforms run on the same hardware and therefore no (technology)) is an additional reason for developers to to not making the desktop application touch-friendly and releasing this version.
Or compare the android or chromOS (web) versions of MS office with those in windows.
If Dell wanted their arm laptops to succeed, I’d almost beg them to use them professionally (as you can expect from Dell) on a Linux desktop. To train support staff able to help a user flawlessly through the migration learning curve, to invest in an offer where MS office is fully compatible in a snapstore image including compatibility guarantees (from dell), or for example colabora support to the point that a fork of LibreOffice They are greatly improved on a number of points: for example, collaboration through desktop versions (instead of just the web) or the standard provision of features such as professional language. As part of the purchase (licenses).
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