Apple and Microsoft Merger?
These past few weeks have been slow in regards to news, so some analysts have turned to making crazy statements. In an interview with Fox Business last Monday, Keith Fitz-Gerald said he expects Apple and Microsoft to merge within the next five to ten years. This is one of those unthinkable but absolutely possible deals,” said Fitz-Gerald, “I think that Apple and Microsoft may not only have to work together for the next few years but may even see a merger in the next five to ten years from now because they’re going to have to take on the Google/Android/Facebooks of the world.”
Not only is this wrong because the visions the two companies are completely different, but the US Government would never let this happen. With a merger like this, there would be a complete monopoly of the desktop OS space. That would never fly in the US.
Fitz-Gerald went on to say, “Look at what Apple wants to accomplish with the mobile market. You look at the one Microsoft initiative. And you look at the cross-pollinization of devices. Content is king. Security is king. And you’ve got a user base between the Millennials and the senior citizens who have to have easy-to-use, functional stuff that is transparent between devices.” While this is a good point, where would you draw the line between the devices of each company? Apple is still heavily invested in the desktop space, and I don’t think they would give that up easily. XBOX is another perfect area that shouldn’t change at all. What would happen to it? It is said with the new CEO, the company may sell off the XBOX division which would end the need to change the console. It just doesn’t make logical sense. Why would Microsoft sell off the most profitable division in the company? That would be the first and possibly last bad decision of the new CEO.
It’s a cool idea, and yeah, maybe the products that come from the fusion of the two biggest tech giants in the industry would be awesome, but I’m just not sold. It’s really cool to speculate on topics like this, it just is never going to be blessed by the American and English Governments.
We don’t need a Micrapple. Thanks, but no thanks. Not happening.
About the Author Sam Farrar
Sam Farrar is a technology enthusiast, Apple Fan, and all around geek. Sam has been writing for a few tech and gaming websites for 2 years. While only 18, Sam knows quite a bit about the tech industry. His first Gaming console was the Nintendo 64, with a Gameboy Advance to follow after that. His current main gaming machine is the XBOX 360, with a PS3 as a close second. As of now his eyes are on the XBOX One, but the Steam Machine looks really cool. His first computer was an old E Machines desktop, handed down from his parents. (It only ran Windows 95 with 256 mb of RAM) Sam was first introduced to the Apple Brand when his cousins bought one of those translucent, teardrop shaped iMacs in the early 2000's. (He played lots of Nascar: 2000 on that thing) Apple would weave in and out of his life with iPods and Macs here and there, but his real passion didn't begin until his neighbor bought an iMac in 2009. His thought it was a stupid $1500 computer until he used it. There were many early YouTube collabs made on that computer. Ever since then, he has been a total Apple fan, finally able to convince his family to buy their first Mac at Christmas 2010. The family is slowly turning into a true Apple family, with 3 iPads, 4 iPhones, 2 Macs, an Airport, and many iPods. One of Sam's many role models is Steve Jobs for his intensity and attention to detail. Sam is currently a student at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, in their Applied Arts program. His goal right now is to go on from Community college and move on to an art school to get a bachelors degree in Digital Film or Graphic Design. Sam is now an Apple Employee at their Natick Retail Store as a Specialist.
January 21, 2014, 12:45 am
Micrapple. It has a negative tone to it. Haha 🙂
I like it, though.