Apple is flying
high thanks to very successful products like the iPad and the iPhone. These
products are selling in droves and are a huge part of the reason the Apple
is so financially stable. The latest numbers from DisplaySearch are
in and Apple has ousted HP from the top spot in market share.
It’s worth noting right up front that DisplaySearch is adding
the iPad in with Apple’s computers to get the numbers. According to the
research firm, Apple
shipped over 13.5 million mobile PCs in Q2 2011. That works out to a
136% YoY growth rate and puts Apple ahead of HP. Apples market share was 21.1%
and HP's share is 15%. HP shipped 9.7 million units. Shipments of the Apple
iPad alone were 10.7 million.
Overall, tablet shipments are helping the computer industry. Shipments of
tablet PCs were up almost 70% from Q1 2011 and up over 400% from Q2 2010.
Almost 16.4 million tablets shipped over all in Q2. Notebook shipments were
down 2% compared to Q1 2011, but they were up 2% from Q2 2010. Global mobile
computer shipments including notebook and tablet PCs reached 64.4 million units
in Q2. That is 10% growth rate from Q1 2011 and 28% growth compared to 2010.
“Preliminary results show a second consecutive quarter of Y/Y shipment growth
rate decline,” said Richard Shim, Senior Analyst for DisplaySearch.
“While part of the Y/Y decline can be attributed to a strong first half of
2010, the rising tablet PC shipment growth rate begins to point to notebook PC
In notebook shipments, Samsung and Dell grew the fastest with 44% and 33%
respective growth year over year. Dell also saw growth on a quarter-to-quarter
basis with 27% growth.
Apple out of the equation shows that PC shipments still grew globally. Not
counting iPads the year over year tablet growth rate was 25% and non-iPad
tablet shipments totaled 5.6 million units.
quote: Yeah, I'm sure that will happen to all those unsold TouchPads --- they'll hang around at Best Buy for the next four years until they are all sold.
quote: As for "Retailers are pretty reluctant to give out actual sales figures", no-one is asking Best Buy to give us a store by store breakdown of what is selling. What is being asked is that journalists not be gullible fools. The issue is not what BEST BUY is reporting, the issue is what, eg HTC is reporting. Are HTC reporting SALES figures or SHIPPING figures?
quote: FWIW, Apple's quarterly reports state how many of each device were SOLD, not SHIPPED. You can go look at them if you don't believe me.