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

Himanshu Arora

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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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MilwaukeeMike

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"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.
 

VitalyT

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This is a huge deal... now Apple can really appeal to enterprise.

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.