Neither Windows, Autodesk or Intel etc. got that big and powerful
because of having the best products. More are they well known
for documented bad and anti competitive behavior.
Intel at least had some good products every now and then.
Intel does not only earn (still much) money by Desktop and Server
CPUs. They are involved in other product industries.
Nevertheless they e.g. sold their 5G or mobile connection chip part
to Apple. I am not sure what Intel, beside CPU and integrated GPU,
holds still for profitable industries.
And I also would not deny that Intel has the resources to bring
a big step in CPU power again in a few years. But I would not bet.
But there is a “too big to fail” logic and for now they are still making
lots of profit, for whatever reasons, although people like us would
think that doesn’t make any sense.
I am all for AMD over Intel, AMD over Nvdia for several reasons.
But with getting market share and success, AMD prices raised too
Better we have 2 or more producers at a competitive level.
Currently it works for GPUs but if Intel is really doomed at one point,
we would just get an AMD cartel instead.
And it is nice that Apple brings some fresh wind into the game.
Basically I am convinced that Apple has the better and more logical
approach and only Apple has the power and options to push that
direction, but I hope that the PC market finds adequate answers.