On MacStadium, we
has obviously more than an interest in Apple's results. After all,
Their continued success is part of our business model. And good for us, yours
The last number shows not only the first trillion dollar value of a
The company ever, but also that the flourishing application economy is
still driven by Apple. So far in 2018, the App Store has generated
almost twice as high as Google Play revenue. Even more to tell, Apple
Remarkably sold over 41.3 million iPhones this last quarter, including
double digit unit growth in several markets, including the United States, Canada,
Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Hong Kong, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.
Apparently the rumors of "Top iPhone" were greatly exaggerated.
Simply put, more iPhones mean more apps, which in turn means a bigger need
for iOS and macOS CI efforts are needed to create them.
There was plenty of it
Other good news to keep us both excited and interested in what to come (even
more than a collaboration with Oprah, yes). Apple continues to make
investments and major advances in supporting their corporate customers. Financial
Service companies are increasingly dependent on iPads to collect digital
signatures for customer consent, compliance requirements, new account openings,
and all kinds of services transactions. A wide range of organizations are
Settle on iPhone as its standard mobile device for employees around
world. And companies like Salesforce and Capital One distribute Macs
based on employee preference and loyalty (and we assume security and
functionality as well). The increase of the Apple ecosystem in the company
environments also mean the same as an increase in the number of iPhones
requirements and goals.
Other Apple points by
The focus includes the major improvements coming to MacOS Mojave next year. Along
with new privacy and data protection mechanisms that will help businesses
Maintain compliance, Apple is working to make it much easier to bring iOS
Apps for Macs. Developers are already chomping on bit to create new modes of
business-level functionality. Apple has slowly but still cracked
The company dies open, and is now looking to open it completely. When
Delivered, MacOS Mojave is supposed to only increase Apple's viability as one
Business Solution Provider.
Even where Apple
seemed to miss, there are extenuating indicators the future is light. For one,
Mac sales were 13% lower than the previous year. While not a small drop, the length of
Time since the last upgrade means that many current Macs are outdated and
approaches obsolescence. What is invisible is that both companies and consumers
is understandably tough to buy a system that will soon be surpassed by
a new model. It's a big nicely demand for new, more powerful Macs
simply can not be caught by a decline in sales of existing models. A reason
An IaaS subscription model makes sense for many organizations this
tough to commit and possibly deprecate their existing equipment.
If organizations are concerned about their Mac upgrade options, they can
Always use MacStadium to start building now and add
New hardware when available.
Finally, when taken
Overall, Apple's results and announcements show that their long-term
The strategy continues to pay dividends, and that the same consumer ecosystem is born
of performance combined with loyalty is now the establishment of a beach head in
business environments. As the professional world is getting more and more
Depending on the iOS applications and Mac hardware needed to develop them,
MacStadium is here to help iOS and macOS developers to meet their growing needs
for scalable CI development and testing environments on proprietary Apple
hardware. And we are already looking towards the future. We are currently
testing macOS Mojave on Baremetal Macs and private clouds ( VMware
6.7 and Duck both.) We are pleased with the new functionality
This will give developers and what it means to our company
customers and we can not wait to see what's coming next time. New Mac Pros? New i9
minis? Keep yourself updated!