Apple is the New Leader in Selling Personal Computers [Chart]

Apple is the New Leader in Selling Personal Computers [Chart]

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Apple is the new leader in selling personal computers, notes Asymco analyst Horace Dediu.

Taking a look at personal computer shipments over the past four years, Dediu notes that we are seeing a renaissance in which tablets are becoming the personal computer of choice.

A change in perspective leads one to conclude that Apple is the new leader in selling personal computers. Maybe this charting is putting too fine a point on it, but the data is beginning to make evident that which has been perceived subjectively by only a few.

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Apple is the New Leader in Selling Personal Computers [Chart]

Apple is the New Leader in Selling Personal Computers [Chart]
nice - August 6, 2012 at 8:50pm
I dont understand how people count ipad as a personal computer. Can they play dvd on ipad? Can they plug a thumb drive into ipad? Do they type faster on ipad than on PC?
MrEdofCourse - August 6, 2012 at 9:29pm
"Can they play dvd on ipad?" Can you play a DVD on a MacBook Air? Did PCs not exist before the DVD? "Can they plug a thumb drive into ipad?" Yes, with the adapter (Apple Camera Connection Kit). "Do they type faster on ipad than on PC?" Typing speed defines a PC? Well, with a Bluetooth keyboard, I'd think the typing would be about the same speed. Counting the iPad as a personal computer makes sense depending on what use you're going to have with that data. If one is looking at the significance of the computer vendors, it makes sense to count the iPad. If I'm thinking about designing a website to be IE only or Windows only, it's worth counting the iPad. If I'm an app developer I may consider that developing across OS X and iOS is pretty straight forward, while different, they're close enough to evaluate them as a whole as a potential customer base. Obviously there are situations where it doesn't make sense to count iPads as personal computers, but there are more uses for the data to include iPads than there are to not include them.
ratGT - August 6, 2012 at 11:23pm
@MrEdofCourse ---- Very well explained. Nothing more to add to it...
nice - August 7, 2012 at 5:09am
I checked apple's website about Apple Camera Connection Kit. It said it read SD card, not a thumb drive. Anyway, according to what you said, shouldnt they count iphone as PC too?
LOL - August 7, 2012 at 5:55am
Well said, if they can count ipad then they should count iphone too.
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