As it stands, Microsoft’s Windows operating system is very obviously a lot more common and popular compared to Apple’s OS X. The same cannot be said for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform which pales in comparison to Apple’s iOS in terms of market share, and according to an analyst’s report, it has been predicted that it is possible within the next few years that the combined usage of Apple’s OS X platform and iOS mobile platform will overtake Microsoft’s sales in 2015.
This is according to a prediction made by Gartner analyst, Carolina Milanesi, whose report uses shipment data to make their prediction and claims. Based on these figures, it was found that in 2012, there were 347 million Windows products shipped, compared to 213 million devices shipped by Apple. Milanesi predicts that by next year, that big would be closed to 23 million, and in 2015, it is possible that Apple overtakes Microsoft in combined sales. Of course this is assuming that Microsoft doesn’t come up with some fantastic update of its Windows Phone operating system, or its Windows 8 operating system that will make it more appealing, but what do you guys think? Is it possible that Apple could overtake Microsoft in 2015 in combined sales?