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  • Apple Now #1 Mobile PC Maker in North America


    According to third quarter sales results, Apple is now the number one mobile PC manufacturer in North America. DisplaySearch - which classifies the mobile PC segment as notebooks, notebooks and tablets, put Apple in third place worldwide, behind HP and Acer. Apple shipped 6.3 million units during the third quarter of 2010, representing 12.4% global market share.

    The iPad alone accounts for 8% percent of all mobile PC sales worldwide. When it comes to North American sales, some analysts have estimated that 45 percent of all iPads manufactured are sold in the US. If you exclude the iPad, Apple would have come in globally at eighth place in mobile PC market share instead of third. HP sold 9.5 million laptops, netbooks and tablets in the third quarter for a 17.3% market share. Acer came in second place worldwide, selling 9.1 million mobile PCs for a 16.5% market share. Overall, 55 million mobile PCs were sold in the third quarter of 2010.

    The iPad has room for growth in the non-Western world, the DisplaySearch analysis found. Chris Connery, DisplaySearch's vice president of large-format displays, said that "one developed region where the acceptance of the iPad has been weak is Japan," adding that "questions of local language content and language-specific apps have slowed acceptance in this tech-savvy region." The (perceived) need to sync to a PC has also hindered iPad adoption in the developing world.

    Source: LA Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Now #1 Mobile PC Maker in North America started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      Damn that's a lot of sales I would like some of that cash woo hoo
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Hmm... Interesting facts. They would dominate I think if their prices were more closely in line with other pc manufacturers
    1. vruls's Avatar
      vruls -
      Oh americans, buying iPads because they think its the best thing ever, i agree that macbooks amazing, and are worth the price, im going to buy a tablet, but im waiting for all the other ones to release, including the iPad 2
    1. bluskool's Avatar
      bluskool -
      I am not too clear on the difference between "notebooks" and "notebooks."
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by vruls View Post
      Oh americans, buying iPads because they think its the best thing ever, i agree that macbooks amazing, and are worth the price, im going to buy a tablet, but im waiting for all the other ones to release, including the iPad 2
      Oh but look at all of the fun you have been missing out on by waiting to buy one!
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      How is apple #1 when displaysearch put them as #3? or am I reading this wrong ?

      -nevermind I see where I got it wrong


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    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      would you call the ipad a mobile PC?
    1. yomommah's Avatar
      yomommah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Daniel Ash View Post
      According to third quarter sales results, Apple is now the number one mobile PC manufacturer in North America... put Apple in third place worldwide, behind HP and Acer.
      wait what??? apple is number one... yet behind hp and acer...
      thats some real apple logic there!

      ps- ANDROID!!!
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by yomommah View Post
      wait what??? apple is number one... yet behind hp and acer...
      thats some real apple logic there!

      ps- ANDROID!!!
      It's your brain that have an issue understanding this statement not poor logic. What he's trying to say is Apple is #1 in the "US" but third "worldwide". Which I believe is BS considering how expensive Apple's mobile pc are.

      ps - Apple's brain > Android's brain
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      It is absolutely retarded that the ipad be considered a mobile computer. It runs a mobile phone based operating system. This is why I get frustrated when reading news articles. The parameters used are total bollocks.

      Statistics can be "bended" to suit anyone's argument stance.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by gbarielmoreno View Post
      would you call the ipad a mobile PC?
      Nope, too many restrictions on the iPad for it to be considered a mobile pc.

      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      Oh but look at all of the fun you have been missing out on by waiting to buy one!
      He won't be missing out on much since he already have an iPod touch. Replace "fun" with "ego" would make more sense.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Love how people will call Apple products PCs only when it suits them
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Because the chart is World Wide totals.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Because the chart is World Wide totals.
      I am not seeing how the chart being world-wide totals has any relevant bearing on why they are including Ipads in their totals.

      If this was a Chart acknowledging Apple as the Number 1 manufacter of Mobile Devices (which then would incude Macbooks & iOS products) in North America, then I could accept that. But to toss things that flat out don't belong into said category and touting this information as a solid lead leaves me scratching my head.

      Not even Apple calls the iPad a laptop.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Woohoo for them… why should we care? (not trying to troll)
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I feel there laptops are expensive but that apple. It's not a cheap brand. It's high end which should cost more. It's the American logic, high class brands for high class people. Bing American is feeling better than the next person
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Am I reading the chart wrong or does the cart at the top of this page say apple is #3?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      Am I reading the chart wrong or does the cart at the top of this page say apple is #3?
      Yes it does, #3 worldwide. Not North America. It got me for a minute too, lol.
    1. MikeMiamiFL's Avatar
      MikeMiamiFL -
      Quote Originally Posted by vruls View Post
      Oh americans, buying iPads because they think its the best thing ever, i agree that macbooks amazing, and are worth the price, im going to buy a tablet, but im waiting for all the other ones to release, including the iPad 2
      Isn't this post contradicting??? Perhaps hypocritical?
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeMiamiFL View Post
      Isn't this post contradicting??? Perhaps hypocritical?
      Yes, yes it is.