Apple, IBM set aside decades-old rivalry to team up on iPhone and iPad apps

  1. Apple and IBM were bitter enemies during the early PC era, but what would have been unthinkable 30 years ago, has happened: the two are now teaming up. The companies yesterday announced a partnership to build enterprise applications for iPads and iPhones and sell...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is a huge deal... now Apple can really appeal to enterprise.
    VitalyT likes this.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    "In '84, we were competitors. In 2014, I don't think you can find two more complementary companies", said Apple's CEO Tim Cook, who worked at IBM for more than 10 years prior to joining Apple.

    Tim Cook is obviously a little more business minded than Steve "my-way-or-the-highway" Jobs. Back in 1984 Apple was set to lead the PC revolution until they decided to create a closed system. Apple watched helplessly while IBM PCs took off with Microsoft dominated software.
    Kudos to Tim for learning from Apple's past mistakes.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,110   +1,377

    This is a new world order. Apple has been dreaming to make a break into the corporate market, and they just did it, big time! It is a new age for Apple. It is hard to under-size the importance of this thing.
  5. PowerPC didn't ever exist then.
  6. Whats that noise? Oh its Steve Jobs spinning in his grave

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