Monday, August 2, 2010

iPad Popularity Increasing

If the iPad is considered a mobile PC, Apple jumps from a seventh-place mobile PC maker to No. 3, according to Deutsche Bank. Sales of Apple’s iPad are increasing while demand for other notebooks slows.

Viewed this way, Apple goes from being No. 7 in the worldwide portable computer market to No. 3, after only Hewlett Packard (HPQ) and Acer. And it's not stopping there, says Whitmore.

"Our retail checks suggest this share shift continues in July," he writes, "where the iPad is directly cannibalizing demand for other vendors' NB 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."
Nearly all of the corporations listed have an "iPad like device" in development...

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