Humor: What IBM and Apple’s deal really does to the rest of the industry

Humor: What IBM and Apple’s deal really does to the rest of the industry
The deal struck between IBM and Apple is more than just about enterprise connectivity for iOS devices, IBM plans to develop a suite of applications optimized for the iPhone and iPad, leveraging IBM’s cloud services which will serve as the iron in the glove for optimized mobile integration.

Moreover, IBM will sell iPhones and iPads to its customers with specific industrial applications installed and ready to deploy for the enterprise environment. That marks the first consumer level hardware sales IBM will be making since it sold its PC division to Lenovo.

As consumers, we do not always realize the benefits of such partnerships, but the reality is, for all the discounts and services that businesses seem to get, they typically generate a significantly higher-profit margin than us mere individuals. That is why companies will compete fiercely for corporate clients, and defend existing relationships with vigor.

In most cases from a business standpoint, iOS products gained a foothold because some executive started using the device and directed that he or she have the ability to do certain things in the corporate environment with it, with no consultation to the IT folks. Truth is, iPads are not the greatest at a lot of business functions.

This has been addressed in the industry with a variety of patchwork solutions involving HTML5 browser based “apps” that work “okay” but are nothing like a true dedicated application. IBM will apparently go beyond that solution and develop more robust solutions.  The competition knows this, and that is why we suspect that good guys at The Joy of Tech are spot-on with this comic, right down to poor old BlackBerry being relegated to a wheelchair.

source: The Joy of Tech



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

LOL at Samsung saying it has the best hardware!

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Better then apples.

8. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

That's what those wannabes think. Pros think differently.

15. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

You're so funny !

50. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And you're a PRO? Then don't be a whiner.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung hastily put together an announcement that Galaxy S5 will have a 64bit processor after Apple’s Sept 10 announcement on iPhone5S and A7. Then Samsung back tracked 2 days later to say it would be misguided to produce a 64bit mobile processor. It was apparently that Samsung was caught surprised by the A7 and responded in a conflicting manner. 1. If Samsung has indeed manufactured the A7, how could Samsung corporate not know about this months earlier? They should have known about this back in late 2012. In Samsung style, they would have made an announcement on the position about the 64bit processor months earlier to conter Apple. But they didn’t. 2. According to another trade publication from Taiwan, Most of the A7 information leak including it being dual core came from Taiwanese Industrial sources. Leading one to believe the TSMC has much more involvement with A7 than Samsung. But then the same Taiwanese source also said that A7 will be sourced from both Samsung and TSMC. I just find it so odd that Samsung corporate with their billion dollar marketing budget would be caught so blindsided when Apple 64bit processor was manufactured in their own house, which they had for months. Things just don’t add up her Lmao Samsung made the first A15 socs 2012, while Apple was still using halfbaked A9, modified till 2013.

28. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

samsung prolly shook their heads and say "well thats useless with 1gb ram..." but on release day samsung saw how the media went crazy so they wanted to keep up with the hype...... and that is just the way business goes.. gotta keep up with the hype... nokia didnt and u kno the story

37. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

If they think that the only advantage having a 64bit CPU, is to address more RAM than 3GB then they must learn the basics about CPU architecture and RAM. 64bit CPU means that at once, the CPU will be able to grab a chunk 64bit instructions and execute them. As a result it enables CPU to address more than 3GB of RAM.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Samsung knows how to produce 64bits but do not see a compelling reason.

40. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Absolutely, since Android is FAR from 64bit ready.

60. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android L will be 64 bit. Besides Android has been using 64 bit processors for some time already. With the 64bit Intel CPUs.

74. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You just showed your ignorance by mentioning x86.

32. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah pros come to a tech site, put an avatar of an OS which they think is crap, whine like an 8 year after losing an argument....

41. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

PA is anything else than a tech site. It's much more consumer oriented.

39. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

simpleton thinks judging something is as simple as looking at spec sheet

26. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Lucky to be you~

76. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Bhahah! Yeah, "right". Samesung and hardware- niice.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

BlackBerry is in wheelchair probably because now it is very "successful" and "not dying" company as some BlackBerry fans want us to believe. :D

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

you know they do. deal with it. they make everyones chips and screens and almost everything else.

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Lol Android saying it has the best OS. Flooding the market isn't necessarily quality it can just as easily be quantity, funny stuff though.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Android is the best mobile OS because it is the most advanced mobile OS not because it is the most common mobile OS.

25. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

What's your definition of "advanced"? I don't see anything in AOSP that would suit my definition of that.

43. willard12 unregistered

The best definition of "advanced" is probably measured by the number of features that are "adopted" by other operating systems. The most advanced OS is probably the one others go to to learn about command centers, notifications, and widgets. You know, the things that no one cared about until Apple announced they would have them years later. Advanced means you can do basic things such manage files. Apple waits to see what Android will have so they can implement it years later, not the other way around.

46. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I think you should learn the definition of an OS first.

67. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That simply not true, Advance is the most modern OS, its the way the OS mo es, gets things done without being held back by Viruses, lagging etc, it offers a smooth experience at different spectrums of the market.

63. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

One so call underrated feature that no one has adopted from Android is its virtual machine (VM). Some will look at this feature as Androids Achilles heel or just think its dumb, stupid, and slow. But those people are short sighted. Especially since Android can run the same apps from the play store on x86, MIPS and the plethora of Arm CPUs. This help to propel Android to where it is today on all the hardware that is out there. Not to mention this is why project Ara will succeed. I would love to see iOS or WP try to do something like project Ara, but I already know that both those OS's would never work, because they locked their developers into specific hardware. Apple with their A# specific arm chips and Microsoft locked to specific cortex-A# CPUs from Qualcomm. Project Ara is even allowing for two AP modules (Application processor). How would that work with iOS or WP. That's right it wouldn't without a major overall, and even then iOS and WP apps are compiled and locked to specific hardware anyway. This one feature alone is going to propel Android into the future.

75. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Typical for Android : looks great on paper, pain in the a$$ in reality. Yeah, pretty much everything is that way. And this VM crap is nothing else but an abomination. Ara? It's either vapoeware or DoA.

79. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Quick question, can you install an app non-approved by apple on IOS? Can you install an app non-approved by microsoft on Windows phone? Can you install an app non-approved by google on Android. The one who can do that simple task must be the most advanced.

80. AlikMalix unregistered

Windroid, I get that u need other sources other then the copies of copies of apps in Google Play. But here with iOS we're pretty contempt with the selection of apps, the UI design of our OS, the way each app works within our phones and tablets. I have never seen an app in google play that I thought i must have. Trust me bro, we have it - and we have the one designed for ouR OS, not the ones you get (you know, ported by devs from iOS).

66. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Explain to us what is advanced about Android, An advance OS runs proper from low end to high.

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