Gartner said today that Apple will steal the march from Microsoft and it is expected that the sale of Windows will be flatten replaced with iOS and MacOS .It is rare phenomena in the century that Microsoft’s supremacy will be challenged according to a research firm Gartner .
According to Gartner, “which provided Computerworld with its latest device shipment forecast broken out by operating system, in 2016 Windows powered about 260 million devices of the 2.3 billion shipped during the year. Windows accounted for approximately 11.2% of the total devices, which overwhelmingly ran Google’s Android.
Meanwhile, iOS and macOS — the latter was formerly dubbed OS X — sank to 248 million devices in 2016, a 10% drop from the year prior. The cause: Slackened sales of the iPhone, Apple’s dominant device and biggest money maker.”
In 2017, Apple’s combination of iOS and macOS — the former on iPhones and iPads, the latter on Macs — will take second place from Windows on the devices shipped during the year. The gap between the two will widen in 2018 and 2019, with Apple ahead of Microsoft both years.
Microsoft’s operating system will power about 252 million devices shipped in 2017
- Windows will account for 253 million devices in 2018 (for a near-zero growth rate)
- 257 million devices in 2019 (an annual growth rate of 1.8%)
- The gap between Microsoft and Apple — 12 million last year, with Microsoft atop — will widen to 27 million by 2019, advantage Apple.
The possible factors behind the downfall of Microsoft are the changed demand of PC because the sale of operating system is dependent on the sales of PC.There is almost 7% decline in the sale of PC last year approximately 286 million foe 2016.The normal market share of Microsoft is 300 million which is expected to decrease up to 278 million till 2019.Which is great downfall in three consecutive years.
Most of the analyst has said that the PC could not be totally eradicated from commercial market because for the use of business and networking the only supporting device is personal computers.