Apple vs. Microsoft: Game Over

Microsoft announced its Fiscal Q2 results today. Two things are remarkable: essentially no growth from last year and revenue substantially less than Apple’s.

Apple is growing leaps and bounds. Apple’s year over year growth in the most recent quarter went from US$15.68 billion to $26.74 billion. Meanwhile, Microsoft remained just about exactly where is was from a year ago in revenue ( about $19+ billion) and earnings. To bring the point home, here’s a chart showing the most recent quarterly results.


In US$ billions.

One company is growing dramatically and taking the lead in mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad.  The other touts 300 million licenses of Windows 7 sold but is showing no growth overall.