The PC industry is bleeding but is expected to stabilize in 2015
Just in the month of January 2010, Steve Jobs and Apple were about to change the course of the technology industry. Back then, nothing presaged a device called iPad was going to be a full-fledged earthquake among PC manufacturers. Three years later, the decline in PC sales has fallen the most in its history: 10%. And it keeps bleeding, although some stabilization in the short and medium term is expected. As the New York Times says in an analysis of the latest figures, the best thing that can happen to the PC industry where it is battling giants like HP, Apple, Dell or Toshiba, is that this 2013 is over. Not surprisingly, in terms of numbers it has taken the greatest impact there has been since the expansion of tablets among ordinary consumers.
If Gartner spoke in October that 2013 would close with an increase of over 50% in sales of tablets reaching 184 million units, now the same consultant, alongside with the other major firm IDC sector paint a bleak picture for PC. While the first talk of a fall of 6.9% for the last quarter of the year, the second makes a balance sheet with a plummeting figure of 10%. This quarterly fall, which is identical in both reports is the ninth followed in the red in terms of sales. Only the Chinese Lenovo keeps kind worldwide, an increase of 2.1% according to Gartner and the rest, except Dell has declines ranging from 9.3% to 28% of HP Acer.
And what is the future that awaits the PC industry? Analysts expect the hybridization equipment or the release of better equipment with lower cost for the PC may stop the bleeding during the next year and reach a plateau in 2015. Is that vision too optimistic?