Hello once again my fellow Apple fans. I have news that is “insanely great”, (as Steve Jobs would say). Chief executive of Apple, Timothy Cook, predicted that there could be a possible decline of PC’s, due to the sudden “flood” of tablets such as the iPad 3. The iPad, when introduced in 2010, has become a major success for the company. Twenty percent of Apple’s total revenue is made off the iPad. In the fall, Amazon introduced the iPad’s first credible competitor, the $199 Kindle Fire. Analysts estimated that 4 million of these tablets were sold, not even comparing to Apple’s 15 million iPads sold during the holidays.”Tablets are on fire; there’s no question about that,” said Brad Silverberg, a former Microsoft executive, mainly speaking for the iPad. Even though they are “on fire” tablets unfortunately aren’t there yet. In 2011, PC’s outsold tablets 6 to 1. But still a significant change from 2010, the iPad’s first year on the market, when PC’s outsold tablets 20 to 1, according to Canalys, a technology research company.
“From the first day it shipped, we thought-not just me, many of us thought at Apple-that the tablet market would become larger than the PC market, and it was just a matter of time that it took for that to occur,” Cook of Apple said recently. In other blog posts, Horace Dedui, an analyst with Asymco in Finland, made an argument that tablet sales would pass traditional PC sales in the fall of 2013. His projections rest heavily on an assumption that Apple will face a more serious competition in the tablet market. Setting aside assumptions, Tim Butcher, an entrepreneur who held a senior position at Apple, Microsoft and Dell, said that tablet sales would “absolutely” pass those of PC’s.At a technology conference in 2010, Steve Jobs, then Apple’s chief executive, said that PC’s are “still gonna be around and still have a lot of value. But they are going to be used 1 to X-amount of People.”
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