NPD: Apple maintains top mobile PC share position for Q4’11 and full year

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by *LTD*, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Hello, iPad.

    Again, we're seeing the evidence of the major sea-change in the industry. Both Canalys and DisplaySearch are (rightfully) counting the iPad among "mobile PCs" (or whatever you would like to call them), and getting an early start on acknowledging reality. Good for them.

    Note this comment from the article:

    "The other brands in the top five market share rankings relied almost exclusively on notebook PC shipments to establish their positions."

    This is no longer sufficient. If you don't offer a competitive, successful tablet, you're doing it wrong. This is 2012, and this unimaginative and lazy industry is handing the future of personal computing to Apple on a silver platter.
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    same crap. iPad does not belong in the PC catigory. This has been pointed out time and time again.

    Now I expect your standard response saying "Oh but they say so" they say so for hits and head lines but that does not change the fact that they do not belong in that grouping.
    Of the mobile OS iOS is by far the worse in terms of doing PC work and the worse at the cross over.

    Give me the numbers with out the iPad in them and it might be worth something. Throwing in the iPad numbers makes it rather worthless.
     
  3. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    By who? You?

    Why do you insist on fighting reality? This is the direction in which the industry is moving, irrespective of your complaints about it.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Several people on this site alone. Biggest person I see waving the banner screaming iPad is a PC is you LTD.

    Where have I said that it is not heading that direction? Oh wait I never have. I have said that it is not their yet and we are still a ways from it. Throwing in the iPad as a PC right now is way WAY to soon. the iPad is by far the worse replacement and cross over device of the choices.
     
  5. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    Several belly-achers on MacRumors. Big authority! LOL
    And the rest of the industry. Including Research firms whose job it is to report on major trends and describe the way forward.

    And in any case, it's the iPad. Of course there are banners waving for it. Its example means everything to the industry.
    It has already been demonstrated that for a large portion of the market it is already there. And this has been expressed in both the industry and by consumers at large. Hence, the reason it's beginning to be included in mobile PC numbers.

    Complaining about it is pointless. Doing it ad infinitum is just weird and awkward. Unless you're somehow nostalgic for 5 years ago.
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    As pointed out multiple times those same research firms want media to buy their more detailed results. Apple makes head lines so they are very willing to degrade their credibility for extra hits. One group started it and the others followed. Does not change the fact that the iPad does not belong in the grouping. Now it is great for fanboy flag waving but beyond that it is worthless.

    Simple fact is that it does not belong in that catigory. Go look back at netbooks hot time span and look at what the Apple fanboys where screaming then. They yelled netbooks should not be counted as PC and then they looked for stuff to try to factor them out. Now that it puts Apple number one it is great lets take an even weaker argument than netbooks being PC and make iPads now PC because it puts Apple on top.
     
  7. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    That they sucked and will die?

    Yeah I remember that.
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    iPad is a PC? Good to see we're in a post-PC era then. :rolleyes:
     
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    You're not understanding the intended meaning of the label. It means "after PC domination" or "Post-PC ascendancy", not "without PCs." Obviously Jobs knew that the old PC paradigm would persist for a while longer.

    You can, of course, use any label you wish. It won't change what's happening.
     
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  11. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Jobs knew the PC paradigm would persist forever, since someone has to produce the content that the "post-PC" users consume.

    He was comparing PCs to the trucks that farmers use to haul produce, saying that sleeker and less capable devices would take over, in the same way that regular cars became popular as people moved off farms into cities. I.e. the post-truck era of the 1930s.

    Of course, it's constantly pointed out that trucks and crossovers are still the best selling vehicles by far. Apparently most people value getting extra capability for their vehicle money.

    Oh well. We've said here for years that car analogies usually fail when applied to computers :)
     
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    Yeah. Marketshare is unimpressive.
     

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