In an interview with Le Figaro, HP CEO Meg Whitman stated that Apple may take the PC market lead in 2012, but Hewlett-Packard hopes to reclaim the lead in 2013:

Le Figaro: Apple should become the number one worldwide producer of personal computers in 2012, according to research firm Canalys. Do you have the same forecast?

Meg Whitman: Yes, I think that is possible if you include iPads. Apple carries out formidable work. We need to step up our game and our products to take back first place. Apple may overtake HP in 2012, but we are trying to become the champions again in 2013. We need time for the products that I have helped to develop to arrive on the market.

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MacDailyNews Take: Meg must have had a good long layover in Amsterdam before she ended up in Paris.