I have kept up to date about Apple starting to slowly grow in the computer market. They are taking the market slowly, but they are still taking it. What do you think Microsoft will do to maintain the market? I have also kept an eye on the stocks of Apple and Microsoft. Apple has done quite better than Microsoft. So I ask again what will they do to keep up in the market? I am awaiting some good answers. As always, have a wonderful day.
asked Jul 24 '11 at 16:46
As far as the desktop operating system is concerned, Windows still has around 88% of the market share, compared to OS X which has around 5%. The Mac is growing, but very slowly. It's going to take a long time, if ever for OS X to dominate over Windows.
I read an article recently that Microsoft are in huge long term deals with big corporate business' all around the globe who pay for contracts up front to use the Windows operating system and software to go with it. Most business' these days run Windows and likely Microsoft Office, I don't see this changing, users and business' will stick to what they know and what is affordable.
On the topic of being affordable, although a lot of Mac users and even Windows users say that the Mac is becoming more affordable for people to purchase. Me? Hmm, I'm not so sure. Users have to fork out a whole lot more for a Mac which a lot of people cannot afford. Plenty of "everyday" computer users cannot justify paying two or three times the amount of money for a Mac when they can do exactly the same thing on a Windows machine.
Sure, Apple does include some nice hardware in their desktop and notebook computers, they're elegant looking and a nice to use. However, me and plenty of others aren't interested in an aluminium consructed notebook with a glowing Apple logo, I want something that works, I don't care what it's made out of (Up until a certain degree). The Mac motto is "it just works", well I'm sorry but so does Windows, and for the price of an Apple machine I expect to work as well.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-Mac, I've used them and I like them, a lot - just not the price tag that comes with it. I'm not someone who's poor or buys cheap hardware, I'm just sensible with my money. If I cannot see the justification in something I will not buy it.
Even if Apple lowered their prices substantially it's not going to make that much difference, it's not always about the price, it's what your familiar with and often what you grew up with. In terms of the computer operating system Microsoft is sky high at moment and will continue to be for a while yet.
As for iOS, iPhone, iPad and iPod, Apple dominates and as far as I'm concerned always will unless a real competitor comes along. Their hardware in that category of devices is affordable and works brilliantly. I haven't seen nothing comes close to an "iPad Killer". That being said, new tablets are released every day so I'm sure it's a matter of time.
Just a side note, I cannot be bothered with Apple fan boys having a pop at what I've said here. This is my opinion, I'm entitled to it, if you don't like it then tough.
answered Jul 24 '11 at 17:50
I sure hope so. I don't want Apple to be the biggest company ever. I like them the way they are now. I'd prefer it if their marketshare stayed low like it is now, because there will be less problems than if they were the leader in marketshare.
answered Jul 24 '11 at 17:38
For a while yes but Microsoft have not been doing as well recently and Apple are on the increase. Microsofts 'Windows 8" aimed predominately at the tablet user will be their downfall. Microsoft are now catering to one market with Windows and Apple are catering to a much wider market with Mac OSX and iOS. Apple are right when they say touch screen desktops don't work. Microsoft have to do something truly special to stay on top.
answered Jul 24 '11 at 17:05
yes microsoft will always have more marketshare than apple. apple is way too overpriced for what you get, and most people do know this.
answered Jul 25 '11 at 19:15