iPhone beats Microsoft

Nearly missed this:

Five years ago, Steve Ballmer totally dissed and dismissed the iPhone: ""There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd prefer to have our software in 60 percent or 70 percent or 80 percent of them, than I would to have 2 percent or 3 percent, which is what Apple might get".

Just exactly how wrong was Ballmer? Consider:

In Q1 FY2012, the iPhone -- yes, just the iPhone -- beat all of Microsoft in revenue. iPhone: $24.42 billion, all of Microsoft: $20.9 billion (total Apple revenue ($44 billion) was more than double MS's, and profits nearly so).

Wow. Just wow.

Has Ballmer bought his iPhone yet?


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