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Apple Gaining More Steam, PC Falling Behind

By August 1, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

For a number of years now, Apple has set the expectations of audiences because of their constant surges forward in technology. Now, instead of just leading the market, they are dominating it.

Because of the advancements in the iPad, it is now being counted as a “PC”; and by that metric, Apple has an overwhelming lead over any other single computer company. Last quarter alone, it sold nearly double the number of PCs that the leading computer maker, Hewlett-Packard, did. Apple shipped out around 21 million computers and HP only managed to ship out 13.5 million. Lenovo was fairly close and shipped out 13.1 million.

There is now a large base of replacement buyers that simply must have the latest Apple product,” says Canalys, the survey and analyst company that released the data. “The decision to continue shipping the iPad 2 at lower price points has opened up new customers, for example in education.”

PC makers are going to have trouble in the next few months. If they want to compete with Apple’s products, they will need to make Ultrabooks and other computers touch-screen, which will add to the already high price point of their computers. Microsoft Surface, the new tablet that Microsoft is releasing in a few months to compete directly with the iPad, may already be priced too high to obtain the majority of the market.


Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.