How Macs turned the tables on PCs

A remarkable feature of the Apple success story is how it managed to beat insurmountable odds and dismantle the dominance of Windows.The real question now is can Microsoft make a comeback?

When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market. Having launched in 1981 as the IBM PC, they were quickly cloned and four years later “PCs” were selling at the rate of two million a year. The Mac only managed 372,000 units in its first year.

In other words, PC was outselling the Mac by a factor of nearly six. It turned out to be a high point. The ratio by which the PC outsold the Mac only increased from there.



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