Tech companies are starting to be forced to consider how they can best share the billions of dollars they have made from their tech ventures.
But while they are at it, it may be worth exploring the future of their businesses in the next 10 years.
Read MoreApple and Amazon are both trying to shift the cost of building a new iPhone from the hardware to the software.
That means Apple will have to be more open with developers and suppliers, while Amazon is going to have to keep a closer eye on how the software works, and whether it can be integrated into its ecosystem to help drive adoption of new devices.
The companies have both been doing a lot of work in recent years on their software and hardware departments, but the two are going to need to work together more closely to figure out how best to share profits.
While the two companies are not going to be the only tech companies to be in the same boat in the near future, they have a common goal.
“Apple has a different vision and approach to product innovation than Amazon,” said Michael Heilig, head of corporate strategy at J.P. Morgan Securities.
“The fundamental difference is that Apple focuses on delivering new technologies and services that will enable users to experience new experiences and services, while the company that is going through the transition is trying to provide a more robust platform for new products and services.”
The two companies have spent the past few years working together on a series of deals that allowed them to tap into each other’s vast computing power and expertise.
But those deals are going away in a year or two, and the two may be going their own separate ways.
Apple will start by working with partners like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Apple will also partner with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help build a new suite of devices that will let developers create apps that work with Apple’s new mobile operating system.
Apple has already announced the iPad Pro, the first computer to have an all-new, touchscreen-powered operating system that has already proven popular.
Apple also recently signed a deal with Microsoft to offer a new Mac line that is designed specifically for developers and will work with Microsoft’s Office suite.
As for Amazon, the company has been working closely with its hardware partners to develop new, more affordable computers.
The company has partnered with companies like Razer, Razer BlackWidow and Razer Hydra, and it has partnered up with Apple to create the new Amazon Fire Pro tablet, a high-end gaming laptop with the Apple Pencil.
The Amazon Fire TV, a streaming box that will be available starting this fall, will also come with an Amazon Alexa-enabled app.