But the issue isn't what you believe. What he was commenting on is the fact that Apple Insider has questions Gartner's predictions (not the numbers as much as methodology and reliability) at least twice. The most recent of which was just TWO days ago:
If AI doesn't Trust Gartner's research then WHY are they posting this crap as news? The ONLY thing different is that this report shows Apple in first place, which the other's haven't.
In fact, whenever Any analyst puts another OS in the lead, AI calls them out as faulty (if they report them at all) but whenever someone posts numbers with Apple in a positive light, no matter HOW FAULTY the survey, it's suddenly a trusted source (Like that "report" about the lines for Verizon iPhones that only looked at FIVE apple stores and no Verizon locations)
You don't judge if an analyst (or a press release by them) is worth listening to based on if it lines up with your expectations. You judge it on the data.
By posting this article TWO DAYS after they just called the SAME firm out for shoddy predictions, AI's showing that they don't care how accurate the "News" is, as long as it paints Apple in a positive light.
Heck, they didn't even link back to their previous article warning their readers not to accept this report at face value. but you can bet that as SOON as Gartner releases another report that paints another OS in a positive light, AI will be sure to link to:
That's not "Apple News and Analysis" That's "Apple PR"