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    Default Apple Sold More Macs and iOS Devices Than All Windows PCs Sold in the Holiday Quarter


    Apple sold more iPhones, Macs, iPads and iPod Touch devices than the total number of computers sold by the entire Windows PC industry in the holiday quarter according to research by Gartner analyst, Benedict Evans. This marks the first time that Apple has surpassed the PC market in hardware sales according to the report.

    The Cupertino California company recently said that it believes the tablet will eventually be larger than the PC market. If iPhones are considered, Apple’s iOS ecosystem alone, not including Mac Sales, is already very close to surpassing the PC market in unit sales and perhaps even in dollar sales as well.

    Two years ago, it was noted that Apple’s hardware ecosystem, the iPhone, iPad and Mac, had a combined average selling price well above that of the PC market as a whole and that statistic remains accurate to this day. For the just-ended holiday quarter, Apple saw their average hardware selling price of $584 across the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac lines. For the third quarter of 2013, the most recent quarter with data available, the average Windows PC sold for just $544.30. This suggests that not only is Apple selling more devices than the entire Windows PC market, but it is making more revenue as well.

    It appears that Apple’s claims are turning out to be true and the tech industry is gradually evolving.

    Source: Benedict Evans via Gartner

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    Impressive stats for Apple. Thankfully we shouldn't have to see another Ballmer rant about how useless iPhones are.

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    Can't see how you can compare a PC to an iPhone or iPod Touch

    PCs still outselling Macs I see

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickuk View Post
    Can't see how you can compare a PC to an iPhone or iPod Touch

    PCs still outselling Macs I see
    They can if they are also including Windows Phones, tablets, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickuk View Post
    Can't see how you can compare a PC to an iPhone or iPod Touch

    PCs still outselling Macs I see
    You may not be able to directly compare them today, but if the day ever comes where iPhones and iPads run a full x86 operating system, Microsoft had better be ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUT FOX EM View Post
    but if the day ever comes where iPhones and iPads run a full x86 operating system
    Wtf?? This will never happen and Apple has already surpassed microsuck in most metrics.

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    No way I replace my window 7 gaming PC for a low power iPad or iPhone. That would be funny thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickuk View Post
    Can't see how you can compare a PC to an iPhone or iPod Touch

    PCs still outselling Macs I see
    This is the only way Fans can brag, you have to lump all devices Apple makes to outsell PC's "You can prove anything with stats" Reminds me of the sports facts articles like "Team A had more field goals and yardage than any other team in 2013!" ( never mind they lost 75% of the games and Team B won the most games and Superbowl)
    Last edited by WHUDS; 02-17-2014 at 07:22 AM.

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