Ed Bott with a few visuals that show where Apple, Google, and Microsoft make their money. This doesn’t look good for Apple, but it really is.
It’s that time again. I’ve gone through the most recent financial reports for the three companies that dominate the computing landscape in 2016. One company’s transformation has been nothing short of amazing.
That company isn’t the one you think it is. The charts are a bit misleading, though. It’s revenue, not profits. For Apple, it looks as if the company is a one-trick pony with only the iPhone as a major product revenue stream (like Google’s dependency on advertising), while Microsoft is more diversified. Nothing could be further from the truth.