Tim Bajarin: Within three to five years, Windows will be an afterthought

“Windows and Mac OS X have been my operating systems of choice for years, while iOS and Android have been supplemental OSes for smartphones and tablets,” Tim Bajarin writes for PC Magazine. “But I believe there is a changing of the ‘OS’ guard happening as younger tech users move into the business world.”

“Some of this younger generation use PCs, even though most use Macs. However, much of their time is spent on phones and tablets for personal and productivity projects, particularly iPhones,” Bajarin writes. “I believe Apple understands this better than anyone, and the introduction of the iPad Pro is a nod to this generational trend. More importantly, I see Apple using this to drive millennials towards making iOS their OS of choice, even at work. In fact, within three to five years, I suspect Windows will be an afterthought.”

Apple's all-new iPad Pro with Apple Smart Keyboard
Apple's all-new iPad Pro with Apple Smart Keyboard

 
“Beyond millennials, Apple is eyeing the enterprise market. While Apple lost out to Bill Gates and the Windows crowd for the first 30 years, Cupertino could dominate the world of personal computing over the next 30 years, if it executes this plan as I think it will. Although Tim Cook is now at the helm, make no mistake that Jobs was the architect of this enterprise push,” Bajarin writes. “Jobs knew that he lost my generation and the Gen X’ers but understood that if he could get the generation under them hooked on his newest OS, iOS could someday become the cornerstone of his broader strategy to undermine Windows. The iPad Pro is Apple’s first serious tool that is at the heart of this strategy.”

Read more in the full article – recommended, as usualhere.

MacDailyNews Take: Steve Jobs’ ultimate goal is now coming to fruition.

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, January 10, 2005

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35 Comments

  1. “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.”

    Yeah, but now that Apple’s in the driver’s seat (and especially given the latest issues…) we can now start writing:

    We might now feel victorious, waiving the checkered flag, but the war is not over. And, yes, we shall stumble as well… No company is invincible. Not even Apple.

  2. I’d love to believe that, I really would. But as long as there are “gate”s, Apple won’t rule, thy’ll stumble under their own wait. Yes, they’ll move forward, but it’ll be too fast, too soon. Windows has the apps, Mac has the potential, and iOS is locked and loaded, so that no app blessed by Apple can be ran, unless the user has a Mac, and further, xCode, and further, the willingness to go through xCode to deal with compiling an app. The iPhone and iPad, even the iPad Pro, is not a general purpose computer. Its an Apple device, through and through. And as long as Apple keeps that attitude, they won’t win everyone. People will always want the freedom of the PC or even the Mac.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. What’s a Win D’oh? Something that makes Homer Simpson a winner?

    Win 8 wasn’t a gr8 Win, D’oh. Win 10 ain’t either. Win 11 won’t be heaven. Win 12 will surely delve into the depths of hell. Win 13 – the number says it all. Win 14 – 4 in Chinese sounds like death, so not much chop here either.

    Win 15 – Microsoft as a company never gets to Win 15. It’s deadski by then. D’oh!

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