Monday, October 18, 2010

A self explanatory chart from IDC

IDC (International Data Corporation) is one of the key collectors of information about technology sales.  They release an influential report on a quarterly basis that tracks sales of computers by maker.  In their most recent report they suggest that if iPads are counted as Computers then Apple becomes the largest provider in the market.   The numbers are for Q3 - where Apple sold about 3 million units and that initial enthusiasm may wane a bit (unless of course the company continues to release additions to the technology - as they seem to be doing).  But the chart is a stark reminder about the power of an innovative idea.  (Note this post was not done on my iPad - but it could have been.)  The numbers from the Quarterly Results are impressive - 14.1 million phones, 3.89 million Macs and 250,000 new Apple TVs.  That does not include the number of sales in iPads.

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