Apple’s iPad and Mac dominated Q213 Personal computer sales

“Unlike other analysts, which focus only on notebook and desktop PC sales, Canalys combined sales of all iPads (iPad 2, iPad 4 and iPad Mini) and all Macs (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini and Mac Pro) into one category,” Louis Bedigian writes for Benzinga.

“This amounted to total sales of 18.6 million units, giving Apple 17.1 percent of the market,” Bedigian writes. “Apple sold more units during the year-ago period, when it achieved sales of 21 million units and commanded more than 19 percent of the market. But its Q2 2013 sales still proved to be more than Lenovo, which sold 13.1 million units.”

Bedigian writes, “Hewlett-Packard came in third with nearly 13 million units sold. Samsung rose to fourth place with sales of 10.8 million units (versus just 5.2 million during Q2 2012).”

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  1. Sorry for the off topic but does anyone else find the new Google chrome tap to watch ads (such as the banner placed above) maliciously designed to sneakily take over the whole screen and disrupt the iPad viewing experience?

  2. Can some one please print this and leave it under Steve Ballmers office door? I’d like to suggest perhaps e-mail it to him but I’m sure the Surface would reject it as spam.

  3. With Windows 8 problems Apple could really bring a large segment of the market to the Mac. Nearly every client of mine has asked about switching to the Mac. This has never happened before, even with Vista. Apple has Windows 8 to thank for this good fortune.

    However, not all news is good news for Apple. Clients gulp at the price of iMacs and Macbook pros. Only about 25% continue to look at the Mac seriously after seeing the prices.

    Apple could easily triple Mac sales with the following:

    Apple needs to lower the prices on iMacs and Macbook pros by $250.

    Include iWorks in the deal.

    Include a database in iWorks -iList for targeted mail merge, envelopes etc… Normal small business work.

    Include a web publisher with links to iWorks and iList for updates and changes. This would be huge for small business e-commerce.

    By or create a first class Mac version of Quicken for small business. Create the ability to link to iWorks for easy e-commerce.

    Create iPad versions of these same apps so the data could be input while in the field and inventory and financials could be adjusted over iCloud.

    Nearly every small business profession would flock to Macs if these features were included in every Mac. Microsoft would be brought down to size very quickly because over 50% of their revenue comes from small business. MS Office, or Windows would quickly disappear from the small business market.

    Apple could easily make up the small amount of lost revenue through extra hardware sales and Application sales.

    The 5-7 year PC upgrade cycle would then be benefiting Apple instead of Microsoft and Dell.

    1. all good ideas, Old Tech! One would think that a company the size of Apple would have somebody interested in taking advantage of the Win8 opportunity. Sadly, Cook is not getting it done.

      … and how long does it take to find a retail store executive? Apple didn’t groom anybody internally?

      I know fanboys are impressed, but AAPL stock price proves that people with money in the game are not impressed at all with Apple’s slowness.

      … and yes, fanboys, I know that Cook has promised some things for the autumn season. Problem is, Cook is almost a full year late on making serious inroads into the some of the very profitable computer niches where the Mac used to dominate — MS was actually faster to realize and start to fix the Win8 disaster by rolling out 8.1 before Cook offered prospective desktop & laptop buyers ANY new reason to check out a Mac. Cook has spent most of his time dinking around with iOS instead of running the WHOLE company strategically for the long term.

      Waiting for new products or new promotions from Cook is like waiting for a hot pizza delivery at the south pole. You already know it’s going to be stone cold whenever it does finally arrive.

    2. I don’t think all small business owners are quite as ignorant of the concept of value as you seem to think they are. Besides being an independent software consultant for the last 29 years, I’ve been a small business owner for the last 12. Because most of the work I did as a software developer when I started was on the DOS and then Windows platforms (with a small amount of time spent on OS/2), I thought Windows would be a great platform to run my business on. After 4years of dealing with crappy hardware and malware and viruses (because try as I might, I couldn’t keep my employees from downloading “free” software), I decided to ditch Dell and Windows and I got my first Mac. I have never regretted that decision. I haven’t touched a Windows box in at least 7 years, and I hope I never have to again.

      There are good accounting packages that run on the Mac. Forget about Intuit. iWork costs, what, $9 per module? It might as well be free.

      Value. It’s Apple’s magic sauce. I hope I never have to do without it.

      1. Like you I have been in the business for a long time.

        Most of my clients never considered a Mac. When I introduce them they immediately suffer sticker shock over the prices.

        Because of Windows 8 clients are now willing to consider alternatives. Especially, if they enhance e-commerce!

        Currently small business has three major concerns:

        – Data sharing between tablets phones and computers.

        – Data sharing linkages between their database, website and accounting systems.

        – Guarantee that everything works together easily.

        Yes, you can do this now, however, it is not easy nor inexpensive.

        By including these as standard features with every Mac, Apple will destroy the entire value proposition for MS Office and Windows.

        This would put Microsoft in a very tough competitive position.

        1. Having also run my own Business-to-Business company my experience of any business owner who had ‘sticker shock’ was that the proper presentation of value had not been made or they were fatally cheap.
          “How much is that computer?”
          “It’s $––.”
          “Oh, that’s too much. I can get it from the other guy for a lot less.”
          “Well, why don’t you then.?”
          “Because it really sucks.”
          “Okay, well tell you what; if we ever decide to make crap we’ll sell it to you for less, too.”

    1. no disagreement here, but it shows that MS did something while Cook sat on this thumb. No special Mac promotion, no witty “switch to a Mac” advertising. Cook has done a crappy job growing the Mac business. The give-away statistic is the number of Macs that have a Windows emulator installed on them. Another tell-tale sign is lack of new Mac developers: notice the lack of Retina-specific third party Mac software. Cook needs to run the whole company, not just tinker with iOS and print his personal off-shore account money from the app store.

      1. I agree Cook needs to do a far better job with Macs, but the problem with ignoring them has been an issue even before Steve died. Apple promoting the sales of Macs would help stabilize the sock price more as it could allow Apple to depend less on iPhone sales and volume and it would also help create more of a combined network effect with iPads and iPhones and make it harder for Android to dominate so much.

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