Since the début of the first Mac desktop in 1984, PCs have steadily gained favoritism among consumers over Macs. In 2004, there were about 55 times as many PCs sold than Apple computers. Macs begin to gain more acceptance around this time, but it wasn’t until the launch of the iPhone in 2007 when the ratios of Macs to PCs really started to narrow.
The growing demand for mobile technology continues to improve Apple’s control over the market. In 2011, PC sales experienced a 4% growth rate in the US, while Apple products enjoyed a 26% increase. In the second quarter of 2012, iPads accounted for 84% of all tablets shipped. Moving into 2013, will Apple keep up their dominant stance? The supply chain will heavily influence the outcome.
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