Apple Market Share is #1 with the iPad
See that graph? That’s Apple taking over the world… if you think the iPad counts as a PC that is. The chart represents PC Market Share in the USA (AKA United States of Apple), and includes Apple with and without the iPad counted as a PC. That massive blue leap is Apple with the iPad.
Here’s what you need to notice about this market share graph:
- Every other PC manufacturers market share is declining
- Apple’s growth is exploding: Apple now has a commanding 25% market share counting the iPad as a computer
Did you catch that? Counting the iPad, Apple is shipping 1/4 of all computers in the USA. Did I mention that the other PC manufacturers on that graph are declining? Yea they still have dominant sales of PC’s, but look at the bigger picture and the trend is obvious. Is it fair to call the iPad a computer? I think so, because it’s changing computing. Why get a simple PC for simple tasks when you can get an iPad and have a better experience?
The chart is from Fortune, who quotes a Deutsche Bank analyst saying:
“The iPad is driving a rapid, unprecedented shift in the structure of the computing industry.”
This unprecedented shift is currently entirely Apple. Has anyone else noticed the complete and total failure of any decent iPad competitors to arrive? Nothing is competing against it yet. The upcoming Google Tablet running Android or Chrome OS show a lot of promise, but for now they are nowhere to be seen. Microsoft is also rumored to be working on a tablet, but where is it? Surely both Microsoft and Google can feel the market slipping between their fingers when they see graphs like this of Apple’s amazing growth. Will it be too little too late for the competition?
Minus the iPad, Apple’s market share of just Mac’s is still at a recent high of 10.4%, as AppleInsider recently reported. With Macs dominating college, that number has nowhere to go but up – even without the iPad.