Apple #3 Global PC Maker, When iPad is Included

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Research firm Canalys on Wednesday issued its view of the fourth quarter of 2010, reporting 19% PC industry growth worldwide over the previous year and putting Apple in the number three slot, when iPads and other tablets are included. Apple held 10.8% of the worldwide market and saw the number of units shipped leap 241% over the prior year, when the iPad wasn’t available.

The company said in its press release: “Canalys urges vendors to accept new market realities, by recognizing pads as an integral new component of the overall PC landscape. Unlike other analyst companies, Canalys incorporates pad shipments, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple’s iPad, in its total PC market report.”

Senior analyst Daryl Chiam said: “Any argument that a pad is not a PC is simply out of sync. With screen sizes of seven inches or above, ample processing power, and a growing number of applications, pads offer a computing experience comparable to netbooks. They compete for the same customers and will happily coexist. As with smart phones, some users will require a physical keyboard, while others will do without.”

He added: “Each new product category typically causes a significant shift in market shares. Apple is benefiting from pads, just as Acer, Samsung and Asus previously did with netbooks. The PC industry has always evolved this way, starting when Toshiba and Compaq rode high on the original notebook wave.”

Comments

RonMacGuy

Makes sense to me!!  Apple passes Dell…  Awesome!!  Look out Acer and HP!!

wab95

Somewhere, in an office in Redmond, a chair was just thrown.

BurmaYank

“Apple passes Dell?? Awesome!!? Look out Acer and HP!!”

- Acer, easily by end of Q1 2011, obviously!
- HP, by end of Q4 2011, maybe (especially if iPad’s Mac-halo magnifies proportionately as iPad keeps blowing away all Android pad competition over the next 4 quarters)?

RonMacGuy

The age of the dinosaurs is just about over…

geoduck

The age of the dinosaurs is just about over?

Interesting comparison
Dinosaurs disappeared and were replaced by tiny birds and mammals.
Big honking PCs disappear and are replaced by portables and pads.
Then a book comes out. A fictional account of an expedition to an isolated plateau in the wilderness of Washington where PCs and other living fossils still survive…

It’s called “The Lost Word”

Tiger

Go Duck go!

Lee Dronick

Big honking PCs disappear and are replaced by portables and pads.

For that matter colossal main frames were replaced by big honking PCs.

wab95

It?s called ?The Lost Word

Nice one, geoduck.

mhikl

At first glance it does look like a stretch but then the same was believed when Homo sapiens sapiens walked on to the European floor and the Homo sapiens neanderthalensis looked up from its kill and exclaimed, “What the hell is that ugly thing”.

Some say potatoes and I say spuds but they are all hominids and we know what happened to the neighbourhood after that encounter, don’t we.

RonMacGuy

Then a book comes out. A fictional account of an expedition to an isolated plateau in the wilderness of Washington where PCs and other living fossils still survive?

It?s called ?The Lost Word?

And then, when the world is totally portable, a movie is made about someone resurrecting old PCs which go crazy and take over the island.

The movie… Anyone?

Ballmassic Park!!

Paul Goodwin

Astonishing. Apple’s been stuck down in the 3-4% of the PC market for so long and Boom Boom Boom Boom - 4 quarters and they’re almost at 11%

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