Analyst: Apple and Microsoft Could Merge Within the Decade
Money Map Press analyst Keith Fitz-Gerald has left many skeptical after saying in an interview with Fox News that he believes the tech world could see a merger between Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the next five to ten years.
“This is one of those unthinkable but absolutely possible deals,” Fitz-Gerald told Stuart Varney in the interview on the Fox Business show Varney & Co. “I think that Apple and Microsoft may not only have to work together for the next few years, but may even see a merger in the next five to ten years from now because they’re going to have to take on the Google/Android/Facebooks of the world.”
Fitz-Gerald argued that users have been blending their experiences using different platforms and that tech companies will need to create a more uniform platform for all of the tech devices in our lives. Users will eventually demand that devices from different companies have the ability to work together, creating “easy-to-use, functional stuff that is transparent between devices” that will be a necessity for tech companies soon, Fitz-Gerald said.