Apple is leading what Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook dubbed to be the ‘post-PC revolution.’ According to Cook, Apple’s smartphone devices and tablets and gaining traction at an amazing pace and they are squeezing the PCs to a tight corner, so much so that the sales of PCs have dramatically declined while those of iPad and iPhone devices have sky-rocketed.
Apple seems to have not only spear-headed this post-PC revolution, it has also actively propelled it further and increased its pace with it’s iPad and iPhone devices. People are increasingly flocking to iOS devices as an alternate mode of computing. During the last year, Apple was able to sell 172 million iOS devices, which made 76 percent of Apple’s overall sales. In the last quarter of last year alone, Apple sold 62 million iOS devices.
According to Tim Cook, Apple was able to sell more iPad tablets during the last quarter than the PCs sold by any manufacturer around the world. And the most interesting part is that Apple has no intents of compromising iOS devices for anything. Apple has revealed its plans times and again that in case it has to give up Mac entirely to concentrate on iOS devices, it would not shy away from doing so. And that would be an obvious decision, since the bulk of Apple’s revenue are coming right from iOS devices.
So far, Apple has been able to sell 315 million iOS devices. But Tim Cook’s post-PC philosophy still seems a tad bit futuristic given other statistics. For instance, it has been estimated that this year 255.5 million PCs would be sold in contract to 65.5 million tablets. So there is still a huge gap that has to bridge.