- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The rap on Apple of late has been that it’s neglected its traditional computing products in favor of tablets and smartphones. But a new survey shows that only 2 percent of current Mac users are thinking of defecting to Windows-based PCs, while a far greater percentage of Windows-based PC users want to make the switch to Mac.

All told, 21 percent of PC laptop owners and 25 percent of PC desktop owners are looking to switch over to a Mac within the next two years, 9to5Mac.com reported Wednesday, citing data from a new Verto Analytics survey.

The survey found that Mac had a particular edge both among computer owners with more disposable income as well as “lower earners in their teens and twenties, who may be anticipating a switch as their income grows,” reported 9to5Mac.

Last month, Forbes contributor and Chicago wealth-fund manager Steve Dudash argued that Apple’s humdrum but successful record of delivering quality in traditional computing hardware is no need for concern among investors.

“In many ways, Apple is becoming what General Electric was a few decades ago: a steady, reliable and dividend-paying company with an extraordinary balance sheet that produces goods that nearly every American wants to own,” he wrote at the time.

 

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