With iPad, Apple is now the biggest U.S. PC maker

Apple Online Store“Including iPad sales, Apple is now the biggest US PC maker,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld. “Really? Yes indeed, if you read between the lines of the latest Gartner and IDC PC marketshare data. Even without those sales, the once-declared-dead Apple Inc. has achieved an impressive 10 percent share of the US PC market. IDC has declared the company to be the third-biggest PC maker.”

“Despite that neither firm has yet moved to include tablets within their PC marketshare figures is particularly risible when you consider both firms concede the iPad has impacted broader PC sales, impacting netbooks in particular,” Evans reports. “It is ever so obvious that iPads can be used as productivity devices — that’s why Fortune 500 companies are adopting them; that is why corporations are considering them a viable and lightweight alternative to notebooks for business trips… When, oh when, [will] Gartner and IDC accept the error of their ways and choose to recognise tablet sales as PC sales?”

Evans reports, “If they do, then imagine if Apple had sold just 4.5 million iPads in the last quarter (which seems conservative, given news out of Apple’s component supply chains). Add those sales to its PC sales and Steve Jobs now leads what is arguably the biggest [U.S.] computer company… Apple shipped [a roughly estimated] 1.9 million PCs in the US, compared to HP’s 4.5 million and Dell’s 4.3 million.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As anyone who owns one understands, iPad is a personal computer.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

100 Comments

  1. The estimation about 4.5 million sales of iPads is for the whole world, not for USA sales.

    So whether Apple is actually #1 “PC” maker or not depends how much iPads were actually sold in USA. We will know just in few days.

  2. The estimation about 4.5 million sales of iPads is for the whole world, not for USA sales.

    So whether Apple is actually #1 “PC” maker or not depends how much iPads were actually sold in USA. We will know just in few days.

  3. yeah, more market share seems like inevitable at least in US. but unfortunately, Apple is still struggle with world market share which is more important than only US in terms of profit. Apple products are still expensive even though ipod, ipad, mac are popular. in countries, apple is very expensive, and mac os x is not popular OS people use. windows is still dominated. there are lots of competitors for this market. excepting US, unfortunately Apple can’t share no more than 3-5% still. this number won’t be changed anytime soon. I don’t care US share by the way.

  4. yeah, more market share seems like inevitable at least in US. but unfortunately, Apple is still struggle with world market share which is more important than only US in terms of profit. Apple products are still expensive even though ipod, ipad, mac are popular. in countries, apple is very expensive, and mac os x is not popular OS people use. windows is still dominated. there are lots of competitors for this market. excepting US, unfortunately Apple can’t share no more than 3-5% still. this number won’t be changed anytime soon. I don’t care US share by the way.

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