Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Microsoft Sees Apple has Been Right All Along | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

Tangentially, see Windows 10 arrives for Xbox One consoles on 12 November (SuperSite for Windows)

"But if you look at Microsoft’s new strategy, one can’t help but see this is an acknowledgment Apple’s business model of owning the hardware, software and services is ultimately the best one that assures Microsoft’s control of their destiny. At the moment, it looks like Microsoft will only have three serious PC partners — HP, Dell, and Lenovo — doing any volume. Some are asking how long even these vendors will continue to support PCs given shrinking margins.
It is no secret this move into hardware has angered their current PC partners. While not necessarily seen as a betrayal, they would have preferred Microsoft not get into hardware and put more of their design and software UI resources into their partnerships instead of creating their own hardware and tailoring it for their own devices. However, Microsoft ultimately has no control on how successful Dell, HP or Lenovo will be or even if they will continue to support Windows in PCs, given the volatile state of the market and the level of consolidation that continues today."
Microsoft Sees Apple has Been Right All Along | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
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