Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 22:27 UTC, submitted by Piet Simons
In the News Interesting charts by Horace Dediu: "As a result the Mac began to whittle down the advantage Windows had. The ratio of Windows to Mac units shipped fell to below 20, a level that was last reached before Windows 95 launched. It's as if the Mac reversed the Windows advantage. This was an amazing turnaround for the Mac. But the story does not end there." Too bad Dediu didn't include Android devices in his charts. The picture would change dramatically, and would downplay the important of either Windows or Mac/iOS. We're in a three-horse race - not the two-horse race Dediu paints.
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Android and iPhone
by thesunnyk on Fri 6th Jul 2012 02:39 UTC
thesunnyk
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There isn't enough Android on tablets to warrant any data on Android tablets displacing PCs. However, I don't buy the iPhone line either. I mean, until very recently, you needed a PC (or mac) just to get an iPhone to work. I'm not even sure if they do OTA updates yet.

The iPhone is tied inextricably to iTunes, so to say that someone buying an iPhone is now no longer buying a PC is just ridiculous. And that's ignoring the fact that PCs and phones have such enormously different form factors that they effectively occupy different markets.

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