Google and Microsoft will both take a hit as they regroup and put their weight behind their new unifying efforts. This will be because they have to build up brand and trust over again.
Meanwhile Apple will continue to dominate in hardware, selling iOS and OS X devices by the million, but even its most dedicated customers must acknowledge that both operating systems aren’t as fresh as they used to be.
So while it’ll be another year of big sales for Apple, you’ll see a creeping discontent with its software offerings. A full overhaul will be due — maybe even overdue — by June of next year, when Apple again gathers its global cadre of developers. But by that time, who knows? Maybe Google and Microsoft will have gotten their acts together, and the sparks of their own reinventions will be catching fire.
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)