iPad made Apple 3rd biggest mobile PC vendor
According to a new report, published by Philip Elmer-DeWitt from Fortune, Apple's share on the portable PC market grew from 5 to 12% in the second quarter, making it the third world biggest mobile PC vendor after Dell and HP in volume sales.
Such data was revealed by Chris Whitmore, who is an analyst Deutsche Bank.
"Our retail checks suggest this share shift continues in July, where the iPad is directly cannibalizing demand for other vendors' notebook products. Remarkably, Apple's traditional MacBook business posted accelerated unit growth on a Y/Y basis in 2Q despite the launch of the iPad while every other Top 5 vendor slowed."
Such firms as IDC and Gartner haven't yet added iPad to mobile PC category so their reports do not reveal numbers on Apple's sales. However, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer thinks of iPad as of PC.
"Of course it is. It's a different form factor of PC".
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