We use our smartphones everyday to check our emails, respond to messages, compose documents, surf the web, listen to music, and play video games. Those are activities which can also be done on our computer, so does that mean that the smartphone could eventually replace a full fledged PC?
Well while we doubt it will completely replace the PC, the IDC has recently revealed a new forecast in which they predict that come 2018, smartphone shipments are expected to outpace PC shipments by a factor of 6 to 1. This means that for every 6 smartphones shipped, there will be one new PC shipped.
According to Jitesh Ubrani, research analyst for worldwide quarterly tablet tracker, “Apple’s iOS-ification of Mac OS, and Microsoft’s implementation of Modern UI throughout different form factors are clear indicators that we’re living in a mobile-first world. The PC will be the new accessory to mobile as smartphones become the first and primary computing device for many.”
To be fair some people change smartphones more often than they do their PCs. PCs are usually seen as devices that can be used for many years on end, while smartphones on the other hand can be upgraded every year or so. According to the IDC, they believe that low-cost Android devices will be what helps increase the shipments over the years, but what do you guys think? Will it be as drastic as 6 to 1?