Great editorial read from Daniel Eran Dilger on how Microsoft’s Surface PCs are going nowhere after seven years.
Across seven years of Microsoft’s Surface experiment in designing and selling hardware, the company still hasn’t found a breakout hit product. It now offers more products than ever—six major product lines, compared to the two it started with at the end of 2012. Yet its revenues have barely budged across the last decade. This quarter, Surface sales fell 4 percent over the year-ago quarter.
Over the same time period, Mac sales have hit a wall, too. Maybe it’s the end of PC growth.