Mobility, Macs and remote working will drive future employment

“Seven out of every ten students in higher education use or would like to use a Mac, though around 50 percent of PC users say they don’t use Macs because of the cost,” Jonny Evans writes for Apple Must.

MacDailyNews Take: if they understood Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), they’d know that they’re wasting their money on crappy Windows PCs. Macs cost less because they last longer and require less maintenance/service.

“That’s not to say [all] students think they are too expensive – the survey claims 43% of students using a PC think Macs are better value,” Evans writes. “This higher among Mac using students, 80% of whom think Macs are better value. That’s significant as it shows not only that a big chunk of PC users already recognize the Mac as a better platform, but that once people make that leap they become convinced of this.”

Apple's new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models

Apple’s 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models

“All the same, the trend toward mobility and the Mac continues to transform workplace expectation and habit. A Condeco report claims that 43% of U.S. companies now offer remote working while 49% allow employees to set their own working hours,” Evans writes. “This is a growing trend: 43% of US businesses say they will allow more remote working in the next year while only 9% have indicated that they will offer less.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Clearly, Apple’s MacBook family is extremely important for mobility and working remotely.

Hopefully, the fourth time’s the charm with the butterfly keyboard – time will tell – as the Apple’s MacBooks are still highly rated and will be able to weather the “early butterfly era” if the issue is really corrected now.

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