Mac sales may be on the rise and reaching historic numbers, but nothing compares to the iPad's performance. Computer analyzes rarely consider tablets in their numbers, but that's exactly what Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore decided to do.
Conclusion: including sales of the iPad, Apple is now the third largest manufacturer of the PC industry surpassing ASUS, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell. She would only lose, for now, to HP and Acer.
Whitmore another one who claims that the iPad is helping to cannibalize sales of notebooks and, especially, netbooks from other manufacturers. It is difficult to say that MacBooks (Pro / Air) enter this cake, since they reached historical records in the last fiscal quarter of Apple.
The good news for Apple is bad news for its competitors that this trend is likely to continue for quite some time yet.
(via Fortune Tech)