If Apple continues on its trajectory, its market cap would be bigger than the entire GDP of Africa. Apple is now worth more than $1.5 trillion and Africa is valued at close to $2.6 trillion. Apple added the equivalent of Nigeria’s GDP in less than three months! What a company, humans have built. But Apple is just starting; it has unveiled IOS 14 which promises to become a new basis of competition.
The iOS 14 is redesigned to help users stay connected to the conversations that matter most, keep track of group conversations, and express themselves how they like. The ability to pin up conversations has been elaborated that one can pin up to nine of his most important conversations to a list where he can easily access them.
You can create a group conversation and give it a visual identity by adding a memoji or emoji. To send a message to anyone in the group, type a name. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. And you have the ability to customize an active group where you can only receive notification when you are mentioned.
Yet, the biggest revelation is that Intel has lost the Apple chip business; Apple would be making its own chip, using ARM architecture, for its Mac business. This has been expected as I noted in the One Oasis Strategy; TSMC, a chip foundry, has advanced very well, and what made Intel special is no more exclusive to the chip giant. This mirrors Apple’s playbook with Samsung which makes the processors that power the iPhone.
Apple confirmed on Monday that it would design the processors inside its new Mac computers, ditching Intel, its partner of 15 years, and completing a years long effort to control the core components underpinning its main devices.
Apple said that the first Macs with Apple chips would arrive by year’s end, and that the full transition from Intel to Apple chips would take two years.
Apple’s move, announced at the start of its annual developers conference, is the latest sign of the growing power and independence of the biggest tech companies
Simply, TSMC produces advanced chips that can match, if not surpass, Intel’s foundry capabilities. With that, Apple thinks it can design the Mac chips, and get the outside contractor to manufacture them. That saves it a lot of money in a business known for relatively low margins when compared with Apple mobile business.
More so, having Apple mobile business and Mac within the same chip architecture opens a better interoperability where your Mac becomes an extension of your iPad and iPhone, and vice versa. It un-bundles the mobility business, and opens a new age in what Apple can do at homes, on the go and offices. This is the grand unification of Apple business and the beginning of a new dawn of fandom.---
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