“Apple is usually considered an also-ran in the global PC market,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. But [in a chart] taken from a note to clients issued Friday by Deutsche Bank’s Chris Whitmore, tells a very different story.”
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Whitmore believes that investors will increasing include tablet computers when assessing market share trends, and [his] diagram illustrates what that might look like,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.
“Starting with IDC’s global portable computing market share survey for the June 2010 quarter, he has redrawn Apple’s (AAPL) share, adding the 3.27 million iPads the company sold in the quarter to its 2.47 million MacBooks and MacBook Pros,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “‘When including the iPad as part of the NB [notebook] market,’ he writes, ‘Apple leapt over Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell in terms of global unit share.'”
Elmer-DeWitt reports, “Viewed this way, Apple goes from being No. 7 in the worldwide portable computer market to No. 3, after only Hewlett Packard and Acer. And it’s not stopping there, says Whitmore.”
Full article, with the charts, here.
Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]