According to reports released by Canalys, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) now leads in global PC shipments. Apple’s new iPad has been singled out as the key contributory factor behind the 12 percent leap in global client PC shipments. The leap, which was based on a year-over-year basis, is attributed to the estimated 19 percent share in global shipments that are traceable to the new iPad.
Many people don’t consider the iPad, or any other tablet for that matter, to be a PC. Nonetheless, Canalys considers it to be a PC.
Tom Evans, Canalys Research Analyst, added that an overwhelming number of replacement buyers have noted their interest in owning the latest Apple Product. “The decision to continue shipping the iPad 2 at lower price points has opened up new customers, for example in education,” he added.
In actual fact, the iPad 2 has made a lot of openings in new markets, particularly the education sector. This is especially so in emerging markets where the need to minify the technological gap is very high.
Samsung closely shadows Apple. Canalys actually considers it to be Apple’s biggest challenger. By more than doubling its Galaxy shipments on a year-over-year basis, Samsung became the leading ‘android tab vendor’ this quarter. Though the Korean based technological heavyweight did not trample on Apple, it extended reasonable threat.
From this latest report, it is now more than evident that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s products will ultimately pick up. Before, there were concerns that the iPhone and iPad were placed in different realms. While the iPhone performed far better than the iPad, the latter has now gained reasonable ground.
As of the moment, iPhone is the difference maker at Apple. It is the driving force behind Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and perhaps plays the most instrumental role in making Apple a global leader.
It has become a culture
Fumble through your pockets. What do you feel? Apart from the keys that never leave your pocket, there is a probability that you have a smartphone. To be more particular, there is a possibility that you have an iPhone. If it is not an iPhone, then I am sure the thought of owning one has crossed your mind before.
What am I trying to say?
Owning an iPhone has become more of a culture. People just want to own it, sometimes without even having full comprehension its capabilities. To capitalize on the situation, Apple has tailored its adverts in a way that encourages people to embrace a culture of using iPhones.