Tech Milestone: Apple Outsells All Windows PCs
Company's products hit the mark for first time
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2014 3:25 PM CST
Apple CEO Tim Cook.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

(Newser) – Apple has an industry milestone to celebrate: In the fourth quarter, its computers outsold PCs that run on Windows for the first time globally, reports analyst Benedict Evans. He's not talking Macs only—Apple computers include iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. The development illustrates the "scale of mobile," he writes. "Apple limits itself only to the high end of the mobile market but still sells more units than the whole PC industry."

It's downright "historic," writes Blair Hanley Frank at Geekwire, and all the more impressive considering that Apple didn't come close to Microsoft sales in 2009. At Quartz, blogger Christopher Mims thinks the trend is only going to accelerate. "The tasks we used to conduct on PCs are now being carried out on an ever-expanding variety of other devices, pretty much all of them mobile," he writes. Just wait until the iWatch comes out, he adds.

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K.KRANK
Feb 15, 2014 1:29 AM CST
About time. I was wondering when the rest of the world was going to come to it's senses. Microsoft was ordered broken up after being found a predatory monopoly by some judge in an anti-trust trial against Netscape way back when (ok, I stopped being lazy, here it is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_antitrust_case). How it went from being ordered broken in two to upchucking Vista onto the world as an intact company 5 or 6 years later is beyond me. I guess though, they've been a victim of their own bloated code, as it's been downhill for them since Vista.
Bundy714
Feb 14, 2014 11:36 AM CST
This just goes to show that headlines troll too. Because that is exactly what this is, a trolling headline with no basis in fact, designed to illicit outrage over the stupidity of the headline. It's all about getting views and comments, the author knows full well that counting every Apple device and comparing them to a PC, is ridiculous, but he knew it would be widely viewed and commented on......classic trolling. And it worked. I hate trolls.
Professor59
Feb 14, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Stupid headlines. Windows PC's still outsell Macs nearly 10 to 1. Always will.