MIT Technology Review are the culprit. I finally put in the following comment to the article:
Soon – if you mean 5 years, may be…A correction, your estimation of 50M iOS devices seems very conservative. In January Apple reported 160M. I expect them to be almost 200M now.And Distimo reports that smartphone use of apps for internet tasks are increasing. It's now 6 times browsing.So "Soon be dead" – I don't know…
Visions are greats, observations are better. Wishful thinking isn't what I expected from MIT.