Why Tablets are the Fu­ture Macs

HWM (Singapore) - - THINK -

On stage at the D8 con­fer­ence in 2010, Steve Jobs com­pared PCs to trucks, and tablets to cars: “PCs are go­ing to be like trucks. They’re still go­ing to be around, they’re still go­ing to have a lot of value, but they’re go­ing to be used by one out of X people.”

Four years later, it seems the late Ap­ple co-founder was right. While tablet sales are grow­ing year on year, PC sales have been slip­ping, and at their cur­rent rate of growth, tablets have been pre­dicted to out­sell PCs, likely in these next two years. In fact, an­a­lyst Bene­dict Evans pointed out that for one month in De­cem­ber 2013 (likely due to Christ­mas), the num­ber of iOS de­vices sold by Ap­ple ac­tu­ally reached par­ity with the num­ber of Win­dows PCs sold.

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