Apple fourth-largest PC vendor with iPad, Canalys says

©IDG Communications, Inc. Photo contributed by Matthew Mikaelian.

Canalys says Apple’s computer shipments grew year over year by 187.9 percent in Q1 when accounting for the iPad

IDG News Service (New York Bureau), 4/28/11

Research firm Canalys on Thursday said Apple was the world’s fourth-largest PC maker during the first quarter, after adding the computer maker’s iPad in worldwide PC shipments.

PC shipments, including tablets, totaled 88.6 million in the first quarter, up from 82.8 million in last year’s first quarter, during which tablets were not widely available. Tablet shipments totaled 6.4 million, with Apple taking a 74 percent market share with its iPad.

Canalys’ numbers differ from analyst firms Gartner and IDC, which do not include tablets in their PC shipment numbers. Gartner and IDC earlier this month said PC shipments declined during the first quarter, partly due to economic uncertainty and a growing interest in tablets. IDC said that year-over-year PC shipments declined by 3.2 percent, while Gartner said shipments declined by 1.1 percent. IDC conducts a separate study that accounts for tablet and e-reader shipments.

Read More

Want to partner with IDG?

Click here to get started