Thanks to Apple, Microsoft is doomed in the era of mobile computing

“The war isn’t over, but the major battles have been fought, the handwriting is on the wall, the obituaries are being written,” Kate MacKenzie writes for PixoBebo. “When it comes to mobile computing, Apple is crushing Microsoft to death.”

“Apple’s iPod paved the way for mobile computing devices that have all but swept desktop and notebook PCs into the history books, and rendered Microsoft not a sleeping giant, but an old, feeble, comatose giant; a bloated relic of a bygone era,” MacKenzie writes. “Apple protected the iPod’s well earned perch atop portable media players by launching an even better product– the iPhone. Apple’s success caught all major makers by surprise and quickly drove desktop and notebook computing to the pocket. The ultimate personal computer is the one that fits into the hand, browses the internet, checks on email, and features a plethora of apps… [Then] Apple extended the iPhone’s success by redefining the tablet segment of mobile computing with the iPad.”

MacKenzie writes, “Microsoft was caught flat footed and has yet to recover… When it comes to mobile computing, Apple owns the lion’s share of revenue and profits. No other manufacturer is close, and Microsoft is far, far down the list.”

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36 Comments

    1. I enjoy laughing at u tarts. Apple is doomed when windows 8 hit shelves, let me put it this way If Jobs was alive he’d be getting fired again. HE’S IN HELL THANKING LUCIFER HE’S NOT ALIVE !! THIS TIME AROUND.

  1. Someone is worried about the Surface… MDN is non stop bashing it on a Mac site… The iPad is doomed and you are confirming it! I want a Windows tablet bow… 😉

  2. What an assh@le bashing. I sense fear around fanboi’s playground. Starting Fall, the real game begins. Apple’s mobile strategy will merely be remembered as just a toy for kids to play around. Mature audience who gratuated from that state will soon realize that there’s reality on toaster/oven convergence.

    1. Wow, the Anti-Apple trolls are really coming out of the woodwork! Awesome! It will be fun to watch them squirm as iPad and Mac sales continue to erode the Windows fortress and the dominance of Microsoft becomes undone.

      I expect we’ll see a lot more trolls like this as they come out from under their rocks and out of their caves.

      I need to get more popcorn!

    2. You are right the real games will start in the fall…

      * Games like offering free concert tickets at the MS store to try and create the appearence of interest in the products

      * Games of frustration for IT professionals involving strange licensing clauses which make it more expensive to run an iPad in your MS environment

      * Games of the press – Paid shills writing stories about how great the Surface is

      * Sadististic games – The first wave of buyers is surely to feel the pain

      All Microsoft will be doing is playing games…. that is all they have got up their sleeves because they never took any of this seriously to begin with!

    3. Let’s see, how long has Microsoft been in the mobile phone business? How about the tablet business? Certainly much longer than Apple in both cases. The numbers speak for themselves.

      MARKET CAP
      AAPL: $547 billion, MSFT: $260 billion

      REVENUE (ttm)
      AAPL: $142.4 billion, MSFT: $73 billion

      NET PROFITS (ttm)
      AAPL: $38.6 billion, MSFT: $23.3 billion

      QUARTERLY GROWTH RATE (yoy)
      AAPL: 58.9%, MSFT: 6.0%

      It was less than two years ago that Apple’s market cap overtook Microsoft’s. Back in 2002, Apple’s revenue was $5.2 billion while Microsoft’s revenue was $28.4 billion.

      Does this look like a contest to you? Enjoy your state of delusion and denial.

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