“Gartner reported that PC shipments totaled 80.3 million units in Q3. Subtracting an estimated 4.4 million Macs yields an estimated 75.9 million Windows PCs,” Horace Dediu reports for Asymco.
If we include all iOS and Android devices the ‘computing’ market in Q3 2008 was 92 million units of which Windows was 90% whereas in Q3 2013 it was 269 million units of which Windows was 32%,” Dediu reports.
See the usual excellent charts in the full article here.
“After failing to materially participate in the shift to tablets and smartphones, Microsoft has been left with its OS software on less than a third of the devices companies and individuals now use,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“Dediu’s figures come from Gartner’s PC and tablet shipment data. The firm, along with IDC, suddenly stopped counting certain tablets among PC sales after Apple released its iPad,” Dilger reports. “Both companies have since added Microsoft’s Surface and other Windows-branded tablets to their PC numbers while relegating iPads and Android tablets into a separate ‘media tablet’ category.”
MacDailyNews Take: Because they’re in the bag for Microsoft; always have been. Now, IDC and Gartner have simply become bad jokes whose specious estimates have to be taken to their logical conclusions by people like Dediu whose goal is simply to show what’s really happening in the personal computing market, not to make Microsoft look good at all costs, including what’s left, if anything, of their reputations.
Dilger reports, “In stark contrast, complete PC market data from Canalys (above) has more clearly shown how modern tablet form factors have had a tremendous impact on the PC market, without regard for how flattering the truth is to Microsoft.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Wonderful job, Ballmer T. Clown!