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10-26-2013, 04:07 AM #1
Apple's New iPads Expected to Hurt PC Growth Despite Windows 7 Driving PC Sales
Enterprise demand for PCs running Windows 7 is currently boosting the overall PC market but sales are expected to dip once again after the introduction of Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. In its quarterly earnings report, Microsoft revealed that though Windows revenue was down 7% year over year, the overall PC market seems to have stabilized. Analyst Maynard Um of Wells Fargo noted to investors that his stabilization has been driven by demand over business rather than consumers.
The demand from enterprises is “being driven by the Windows 7 refresh,” according to Um who said that Microsoft’s previous-generation operating system is now running on more than 75% of desktops. This suggests that enterprise adoption of Microsoft’s latest flagship operating system, Windows 8 has been strong. On the consumer side of the PC business, Microsoft indicated to investors that it’s hopeful that the competitive pricing on laptops this holiday season will help sales rebound. Um on the other hand said he doesn’t believe price is the primary issue in the current PC market. According to him:
The introduction of new Apple products and other competitively priced tablets could adversely impact consumer PC sales.
Source: New York Times, Wells Fargo
10-26-2013, 11:35 AM #2
the smart phone, not the tablet is responsible for desktop sales decline. there are well over 1 billion active smartphone users around the world. all tablets from all manufacturers combined is less than 100 million so only and iDiot would believe the iPad with its 30% share of the tablet market is solely responsible for the decline in desktop sales.
we live in a mobile world.
10-26-2013, 01:45 PM #3
10-26-2013, 02:04 PM #4
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10-28-2013, 02:51 AM #5
What would be interesting is seeing the business/enterprise world begin to adopt Mac computers. With free Maverick OS and iWork and in general a longer product lifetime, it would be interesting to start seeing companies making the jump to Macs, particularly new and young companies that do not have a robust PC-based infrastructure in place.
Eventually, the final hold out will be accounting and finance industries since Excel aren't likely to be replaced by Numbers any time soon.
10-28-2013, 11:16 AM #6
Still can't see a mobile device totally replacing my PC.....
10-28-2013, 01:47 PM #7