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  • Apple on Pace to See Products Surpass Laptop Market Share


    According to a report in Monday's online edition of Fortune magazine, Apple may be headed for its largest achievement yet - capturing the majority global market share for portable computers, a broad category that serves as a catch-all for laptops, notebooks, and, of course, tablet computers.

    Deutshe Bank’s Chris Whitmore, who published his research-based findings behind the report, says that within the computing market, "we see significant opportunity for Apple to take meaningful share in the second half as the Microsoft / PC ecosystem is relatively stagnant, lacking meaningful new offerings."

    Although some analysts disagree with the practice of including the iPad in the same category as laptops, Whitmore maintains that the recent launch of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Airs may ultimately do more to shift Apple into control of the global market for portable computers than even the iPad alone.

    "On the other hand, Apple will be competing with an upgraded Mac OS, new MacBook Airs (and other forthcoming Macs) and a new iPad iOS. Within the Tablet market, the iPad remains the Gold Standard as competitors struggle for mindshare and traction (note HP’s price cuts on the TouchPad)," Whitmore says.

    To read the Fortune piece and review Whitmore's chart documenting Apple's increasing global dominance, click here.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple on Pace to See Products Surpass Laptop Market Share started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      On pace for this when? Apple doesn't even have close to a majority now
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I really hate Michael Essany's posts now...
      Lots of post with bad information or articles with absolutely nothing of importance.
    1. fbiryujin's Avatar
      fbiryujin -
      3 things:
      1: Your "click here" is not a link
      2: Where can I get that image in a wallpaper size?
      3: The website layout for ModMyI still sucks. Please go back to the old one. This layout shows my saved password in plain text, and just looks broken overall.

      Also it's nice to see Apple doing well, but I'd like to see some good competitors just so they don't become the new monopoly.

      3 things:
      1: Your "click here" is not a link
      2: Where can I get that image in a decent wallpaper size
      3: MMI website layout is still broken. It has buttons with no text, shows my saved password in clear text (A BIG NO-NO) looks broken in general due to it's style, and just plain sucks. please enable users to set the old layout in their preferences. This layout makes me want to stop visiting the site. (Yes it is that bad) That is all.

      Also I'm glad Apple is doing well. It's finally shutting up my annoying android buddies, but I don't want a monopoly. I wish the competition could make something worth while.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      I'll believe it when I see it. But right now I don't know what kind of "pace" Apple is on given that they still hold a very small market share after all these years of the Macs existence. Including the iPad in the sales figures is just a way to try to boost that "pace".
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fbiryujin View Post
      Also I'm glad Apple is doing well. It's finally shutting up my annoying android buddies, but I don't want a monopoly. I wish the competition could make something worth while.
      I would not put too much stock on Michael Essany's post, if you bring this article up your friends would just laugh in your face.
      It is always rehashed information from another site where he takes absolutely no responsibility to misinformation given.

      When you go to places where people would bring their computers to use wifi, how many Apple computers versus PC? That alone should tell you the validity of this post.