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Accountants in Wimbledon – Apple and Microsoft announce new product updates

Both Apple and Microsoft have announced updates to their product lines in recent weeks. Apple unveiled updates to their iPad Air and iPad Pro lines, and Microsoft introduced Copilot + PCs, showcased by their new Surface Pro and Laptop. Get in touch with our Wimbledon accountants to explore how these technological advancements could benefit your business.

These releases by both companies underline the emphasis they are placing on the potential offered by generative AI.

In Microsoft’s case, this has been placed up front and center. Copilot + PCs have been announced as the beginning of a new AI era, underlined by the new processor chips being used by Microsoft in their devices. The new devices will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon (ARM) processors, specialized for AI, rather than the Intel (x86) processors found in most current Windows machines. Get in touch with our Wimbledon accountants to ensure your business is ready for this new era of AI technology.

ARM processors are desirable for various reasons; they are more power-efficient, meaning that batteries last longer, and are less expensive to manufacture. Most mobile devices run ARM processors. Microsoft has been pioneering a version of Windows that runs on ARM processors for several years; however, other PC and laptop manufacturers have been slow to follow suit. Software companies have also been slow to update their software to run on the ARM version of Windows, making it difficult for many businesses to consider ARM processor-loaded Windows machines. Get in touch with our Wimbledon accountants to discuss the financial and operational implications of transitioning to ARM processors.

This all looks set to change with Copilot + PCs. In addition to Microsoft’s own devices, Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung all have Copilot + PCs on the way. Intel and AMD will also be joining Qualcomm in making AI-powered processors, suggesting full support across the industry.

Copilot + PCs will function like any other conventional computer but will also use on-device AI-powered features. These will include the ability to search using natural language, generate images locally, and improve the performance of creative apps. Get in touch with our Wimbledon accountants to maximize the productivity and efficiency benefits offered by these new AI features.

Apple’s release of new iPads didn’t specifically focus on any AI features. However, it is widely thought that the new M4 processor released in the iPad Pro is set up for AI use. Apple’s annual WWDC event is being held in June, and this usually details updates coming to Apple’s Mac, iPad, and iPhone operating software. AI is expected to be the theme of this year’s event.

For businesses considering replacing and upgrading IT equipment in the next few months, it may pay to wait until after WWDC to compare what Apple and Microsoft are offering. Get in touch with our Wimbledon accountants for advice on timing and budgeting for your technology upgrades.

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