Apple Sells More Of The iPad Than HP Does PCs
Apple announced their Q1 2012 earnings yesterday that absolutely blew past all expectations while also smashing previous records for revenue, profit, and sales. One product that particularly shined was the iPad, the very popular tablet that still commands most of the market.
Although that did well, so did sales of the Mac which were up 26% compared to the previous quarter. Once being a huge money maker for the company, the iPod is now much less of a money maker. Sales of iPods were down 21% which shows that more people are buying either iPhones or iPads. At the end of the day, the iPod Touch is a stripped down version of the smartphone.
“Apple has surpassed HP in both computer unit sales and revenues for the first time, taking the top spot sooner than expected on record sales of iPads. Rather than losing sales to low priced tablets, Apple said it would “continue to innovate like crazy” in the tablet arena.”
“Apple reported record quarterly sales of 15.4 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs, giving the company over 20 million sales of dedicated personal computing devices (distinct from its sales of more than 37 million phones). Gartner reported HP’s worldwide sales for the fourth quarter to be 14.7 million, while Lenovo and Dell sold 12.9 and 11.6 million units, respectively.”
For the first time ever, we’re starting to see PC sales slightly decline while interest in tablets goes up. While desktops and laptops won’t be replaced anytime soon, it shows an interesting shift to touchscreen devices and the convenience of them.
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