PC Sales onto its Declining Stage

Anyone in the manufacturing industry would know that a product has 4 stages in its life cycle: Introduction, Growth, Maturity, and Decline. The product reaches its peak during maturity and then takes a downward turn towards its declining stage and then… That’s it for the product. According to Charles Arthur of The Guardian, PC sales “have passed peak.” It is backed up by Mikako Kitagawa from Gartner: “This was the third consecutive quarter of mobile PC shipment declines in the US.”

It doesn’t take a genius to see that part of the blame is from the “media tables.” However, IDC says “While it’s tempting to blame [PC] decline completely on the growth of media tablets we believe other factors […] played equally significant roles.”

Refer to the graph below for the PC growth rates of Windows, Apple, Mac and all PCs.

I’ts sad but true. Come to think of it, the last time we bought a PC was… I don’t even remember. Now it’s all laptops and iPads and whatnot. I might even live to see the day when PCs will be obsolete and media tables have taken over the universe. Well, at least the tech world.

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