Earlier this week, CNBC published a survey which found that half of American households now own at least one Apple product.
GeekWire’s coverage of the survey sparked a strong reaction, which didn’t surprise me given our location in Microsoft’s backyard (not to mention Apple’s legions of die-hard fans). Some readers said the survey results were meaningless, while others pointed out that Microsoft still has a commanding lead in the home.
The Apple-Microsoft rivalry certainly has mellowed from the days when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were battling for computing supremacy. But it’s still fascinating to watch, especially as Microsoft tries to make inroads with its Windows Phone and Apple tries to take on Xbox 360 with Apple TV.
Given that, I was curious about the makeup of your home setup. Personally, we have three Apple products (a Mac and two iPhones) and one Microsoft product (A Dell PC running Windows 7). Let us know your setup in the comments, and who you think will win this race in three to five years.
Here’s the Apple poll:
And here’s the Microsoft poll: