Walk into any office of any reasonably sized company. Count the number of Macs. Now count the number of PCs. In my company for example the only Macs I see are when people bring their own.
No doubt. But there are more Macs as a percentage this year than there were last year, iPads have replaced increasing numbers of PCs this year. When you lose ground every year for 2-3 years you aren't winning. Computers installed in people's offices are little comfort to Dell and HP as they try and figure out how to explain to their shareholders exactly why their sales are into double digit declines and share value yet again.
.. a shift in consumer preferences could completely trash Apple's bottom line.
The oft repeated mantra which has been proved wrong for every year over the past 10+ years.
"Chances are that your company will buy Windows PCs because this platform is winning the PC war. "
Traditional PC sales have dropped in real terms for 9 consecutive quarters and the most recent quarter was the deepest yet. The iMac has grown market share and actual units shipped over that same time period. Apple introduced the iPad shipped 120 million units at an average selling price of just a touch over the ASP of Windows PCs. Apple's profits on just the Mac and iPad exceed the profits of all Windows PC makers combined (Though I'm not sure Microsoft themselves).
What exactly is your definition of "winning the PC war"?
If it were a man, would he have used a term that implies someone's incompetence is tied to their sex?
Bimbo: An attractive but empty-headed young woman, esp. one perceived as a willing sex object.
How much longer should I wait? My old HTC Trophy (running Windows Phone 7.x) also (as far as I am aware) never had any major exploits against it.
Maybe another 5 million users or so? Oh wait...
Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.