“Sales of devices based on Apple’s Mac OS and iOS will overtake those of products running all flavors of Windows in 2015, a Gartner analyst predicted Monday,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service. “The switch in leadership would come roughly 13 years after Steve Jobs reinvented Apple, launching the iPod and plotting the company on a new path that has seen it conquer and define new markets, beginning with music players and continuing through cellphones and tablet computers.”

“ast year, shipments of products running Windows still handily outnumbered those running Mac OS and iOS, by 347 million to 213 million, according to figures from Gartner published Monday. The lead will be slashed to 23 million in 2014, and the Apple OSes will likely outnumber Windows devices in 2015, said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner,” Williams reports. “‘When you break down the numbers, Apple is already leading the consumer market. They are selling more than Windows today,’ said Milanesi in a phone interview.”

Williams reports, “The shift mirrors the changing computer landscape, where desktops and laptops are increasingly being replaced by smartphones and tablets. Microsoft has struggled to gain mass adoption for Windows Phone 8, and the duelling Windows 8 and Windows RT have confused some tablet buyers.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Some people laughed when, over eight and a half years ago, we wrote the following:

As we have always said, even as many short-sightedly waved (and continue to wave) the white flag, the war is not over. And, yes, we shall prevail… No company is invincible. Not even Microsoft.MacDailyNews Take, January 10, 2005

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