Apple Now Has Largest Mobile PC Market Share, Kicks HP While They Are Down
Research company DisplaySearch has crunched the numbers from last quarter's mobile PC sales and Apple retook the top spot with the largest slice of the market.
Apple shipped roughly 13.6 million units which accounted for 21 percent of the mobile PC market. Apple supplanted HP as the top mobile PC maker, no doubt due to HP's inability to sell its WebOS tablets, which they announced is shut down. So much for that Palm acquisition.
While HP only managed to ship 9.7 million units (15 percent market share), most of those weren't tablets. If the study didn't count tablets as mobile PC's, Apple would lose nearly 80 percent of their tallied mobile PC sales. Still, the amazing growth of the tablet sector has helped take the place of slumping PC and laptop sales, which are down for the second straight quarter.
Apple should grab somewhere around 60 percent of the tablet market share by the end of this year, and largely because of their success, tablets have officially started chipping away at traditional laptop sales.
Source: PC World