Riding strength of iPad, Apple shoots to third place in portable PC sales

Mon, Aug 2, 2010


AppleInsider reports:

Apple’s market share as a mobile PC vendor has surged along with the launch of iPad, breaking 200% year over year growth while vaulting the company from seventh to third place in global portable computing.

As noted in a report┬áby Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune, Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore has issued a note to clients outlining Apple’s dramatic growth in portable computing, greatly accelerated by brisk iPad sales.

Even without counting iPad sales, Apple’s growth in Mac notebooks has propelled it ahead of Dell, HP, Lenovo to achieve the second fastest rate of growth among mobile PC vendors behind netbook maker Acer. Adding in iPad, Apple leaps well above all rivals by a huge margin.


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