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    Default 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.
    As many of you know, the rise of the so-called “post PC” devices such as Apple’s iPad, has caused a dramatic shift in personal computing space. Although Windows remains the dominant platform on traditional computers, Microsoft seems to have fallen behind in the growing tablet space with some data suggesting that Microsoft’s share of overall personal computing sales has plummeted from 90% to 33% over the last five years.

    Source: New York Times, Wells Fargo

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    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.
    Moron!!! Tim Cook just said Total iPads Sold as of Oct. 22 was 170 Million iPad's!!! That's every iPad sold since the original iPad and doesn't include any of the New Retina iPad Mini or the New iPad Air, Yet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    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.
    Started reading what you were saying and was taking you pretty seriously... then you start using words like "iDiot" and you lost all credibility, it just made me stop reading the rest of your garbage. Why come here if you're going to behave like an asshat, you just make your android brethren all look like assholes. There are ways to get you're point across that was way more effective than insulting an entire community.

    Just delete this site from your favorites, it's clear you don't agree with it but you're just making yourself look like an asshat.

    wtf is wrong with you?

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    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.

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    Still can't see a mobile device totally replacing my PC.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffol View Post
    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.
    I agree! If only iWork was at least half as good as MS-Office.

    Many new and young companies are trying to adopt the Mac platform but it falls more expensive because of the lack of customised software.

    They turn to Linux or Windows in the end.

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