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

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Jul 16, 2014
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  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 Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

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

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    "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: 3,664   +1,949

    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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